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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the golden globes with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from los angeles. good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today." i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, natalie morales and al roker. we are live in anchorage, alaska. >> could be. >> it's colder in los angeles than it is in new york city. >> we thought what a great idea? let's sit outside in the garden with the night breeze coming through. >> it's 38 degrees here. >> oh, my goodness. >> it's 49 in new york city. the good news is with the windchill, it feels like 32. >> we've got these monster heaters on both sides of us. it's breezy as well. >> look at that right there.
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if they turn that up just a little bit, my head is going to explode. >> keep us warm. >> it will warm you all up. >> who had the most fun last night? who the least sleep of anyone? >> we did the one on one and i took giada de laurentiis out for some partying. >> and then what about work? >> it happened to be a camera crew. >> we got to attend the ceremony. that was a first for me. >> like real people we sat at one of the tables surrounded by all the stars as they were winning and not winning. we were there to watch the reactions. >> i did a little behind the scenes. it was great how they got out there on the stage and the presenters. i had some great access, unprecedented. it was a lot of fun. >> we learned something very interesting. when you attend the ceremony, dinner is served at 3:30 in the afternoon. matt and i were waiting and waiting. they gave some chocolates. i thought surely they're going to serve it at this point. >> then they brought along this
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little plate at finger sandwiches and then realized there was no dinner and then she ate the entire plate. it was meant for the whole dinner. >> they were like this big. >> lot of wine and not much food. >> we've got it all covered for you, hangovers and all. we'll hear from the winners, surprise guest that earned a standing ovation and we'll show you what happened behind the scenes, too. >> we'll take a look at all the fashion at an event like this. a lot of time we've spent talking about the winner. this year, fashionistas say the men stole the show. who shined the brightest. >> you two were very dapper, i would say, as well. you guys included in that list. >> thank you. of course, you do a little bonding as we like to do. coming up, we'll show you what happened when the four of us took to the beach on segways. >> it looks so summer like, doesn't it? >> with scarves and blaventh
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blankets and gloves. >> we got to the beach and they said you're here on the coldest day. >> great time. the highlights from last nig night's 70th annual golden globe awards. take a look. >> and the golden globe goes to "argo." >> the biggest surprise of the night came courtesy of "argo." >> this is what i do. >> the story of the real-life cia rescue of the american hostages in iran. it landed best picture in a drama, beating out steven spielberg and "lincoln." >> i truly to god never thought i would be in the same breath as them. >> one for the history books, "les miserables" took best supporting actress. >> thank you for this lovely
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blunt object that i will forever more use as a weapon against self doubt. >> what's your name? >> django. >> another big winner "django unchained," quentin tear tarantino. >> surprise guest had audience on their feet. >> in lincoln we see a far better guide for future presidents. >> "lincoln" came into the globes leading with seven nominations. it won only one award, daniel day lewis as best actor in a drama. >> you can't run a global network of interconnected cells from a cave. >> jessica chastain won best actress for "zero dark thirty" and jennifer lawrence took best actress in the quirky endearing
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film "silver linings playbook." >> harvey, thank you for hakillg whoever you had to kill to get me up here today. >> from the minute he stepped off that plane. >> homeland winning best drama series while claire danes took the top awards. >> i admitted to everyone on our show early on in the season that i was with child. that carrie was, in fact, carrying. and they were also so supportive. everyone from our benevolent boss at fox and showtime to the costume designer who took my pants out every damn week. >> trendy brooklyn hipsteres took top honors. "girls" won best actress.
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>> it took a village to raise this very demeanted child and i hope that everyone who was involved feels -- >> while the girl we watched grow up on the screen took the cecil b. demil. >> i'm just going to put it out there, right? loud and proud, right? i'm going to need your support on this. i am, uh, single. i hope you're not disappointed that there won't be a big coming out speech tonight because i already did my coming out about 1,000 years ago. >> while they didn't take home any statues last night marked the first time two female presenters hosted the golden globes, amy poehler and tina fey. >> the hunger games was one of the biggest films of the year and also the six weeks it took me to get into this dress. >> ang lee has been directed for the best director for the life of pi, which is what i'm going to call the next six weeks after i take this dress off. >> they were great, by the way.
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the only complaint i had about amy and tina is that we didn't see more of them. >> yeah. >> i would have liked to have seen them on stage more often. they were that funny. talking about her private life, jodi foster hinted at a retirement from acting. >> i'll never be up on the stage aga again, on any stage for that matter. change, you've got to love it. i will continue to tell stories, to move people, the greatest job in the world. from now on i may be holding a different talking stick. >> then a couple of minutes later she put an end to those retirement rumors while she was backstage saying she would still act and direct, adding you would have to drag her behind a team of horses before she slowed down. what did we think about her speech? it was long and it was intense. >> powerful. >> a lot for everybody. a lot of different topics covered. it was very moving when she talked about her mother. a lot of people in the audience were tearing up at that moment. it was very, very touching.
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>> seems to me she was talking about privacy. she has always been an intensely private person. when she talked about this coming out idea, she says i have lived my life the way i wanted to live it since i can remember and if people don't like that fact that i don't talk about it a lot, tough. i'm entitled to my privacy. >> she says don't we get enough of reality tv? she's lived 47 years on camera. she's like, that was my reality tv. you've seen me grow up in front of a lens. >> she's written about it, in fact, about what young hollywood has to put up with, now something she wouldn't want to. >> people on twitter, lot of celebrities and regular folks, kind of exploded if she was retiring that this was just a horrible thing. in fact, jodi foster, you are perfection. i love you. jodi foster is an inspiration, incredible speaker, so moving. >> she got a lot of great reviews on that. >> she did. >> congratulations to her. we'll have much more coming up,
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including a behind the scenes look of how the night comes together, courtesy of natalie. let's head to new york to get the other top stories of the morning. willie geist is hold iing back down the fort back in new york. exactly one month since the dead deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. some of the families of the victims want their voices heard on gun violence. michael izsikoff joins us. >> reporter: they will speak out about the steps they believe should be taken to prevent such tragedies in the future but even here in newtown there's no consensus about what should be done. >> i want to see it come out as a place of change. >> reporter: one month after the sandy hook shooting, residents of newtown, young and old, and the families of some of the victims, want their voices
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heard. 6-year-old noah pozner was the youngest victim. his grandmother. >> he had the right to get married, to have a job, a normal life and i think that right is more important than the right to own a high-develvelocity weapon >> reporter: as vice president biden prepares to unveil sweeping gun proposals this week, newtown's police chief has a message for the white house. >> ban assault weapons. restrict those magazines that have so many bullets in them. >> reporter: one of the first responders that day says the gunman, adam lanza, had more fire power than his officers, bushmaster assault-style rifle, two handguns and multiple 30-round magazines. even in newtown, there are sharp divisions about guns. down the road from the sandy hook school is the national shooting sports foundation, which this week holds its annual show in vegas. it has posted on its website semi automatic firearms are now the most popular type of firearm
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in america and are used for a wide variety of legitimate sporting purposes and personal defense. they should not be banned. the group called sandy hook promise that is holding today's press conference plans to call for a national conversation about gun violence, about mental health and school safety. but some of those involved say they have concerns that the white house may be moving too fast on these issues without first hearing from the families of the victims. willie? >> michael isikoff in newtown, connecticut, this morning. thanks. vice president joe biden meets with house members today as part of his effort to prevent gun violence. he is expected to make his recommendations on the issue to the president tomorrow. congress is unlikely to pass an assault weapons ban. me meanwhile on "meet the press" sunday, former secretary of state colin powell said the republican party is having an identity crisis. general powell, republican himself, also slammed his party for having a, quote, dark vein
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of intolerance. new information this morning that the united states was involved in a failed rescue attempt in somali friday. president obama said u.s. forces provided, quote, limited tech nknick al support to french troops in their bid to rescue an intelligence agent being held ho hostage there. french intelligence says they believe the officer is dead. have you felt a little empty inside since, say, 2006? be prepared to be whole again because sexy is back. justin timberlake releasing his first song in six years with a little help from jay-z. ♪ >> the track is called "suit & tie." jay-z and timberlake together t hit itunes overnight. it is now 7:13. we send it back to matt,
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savannah and al in beverly hills. it's cold out there. a lot of us around here will hit the beach after the show. about 6 0 degrees, sunny in new york. >> thank you for rubbing it in. >> you enjoy that. >> we're going to release a new song called suit and tie and sweater and blankets when you can't see us and everything else. will thank you very much. and how about a little bit of weather? >> nothing like a fine wine. anyway, let's show you what we've got -- you think we're complaining about weather, we've got friends that have real weather to complain about. down in the south they've got heavy rain and ice and snow to contend with. look at the watches and warnings that are up. we're talking about flood watches, winter storm watches, ice storm warnings and flash flood watches stretching from texas all the way to tennessee and over the next 72 hours, we're going to be looking at that heavy rain making its way through the southeast and icy
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conditions. in fact, we're looking up to a quarter of an inch of ice stretching from shreveport on up into tennessee. rainfall amounts anywhere from three to five inches from jackson all the way up into asheville. that's what's going on. but first here's what's happening with a message for you. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] let's take every drop of courage, every ounce of inspiration, every bit of determination, and go where we've never gone before. ♪ introducing the radically new avalon. toyota. let's go places. sunrise at 7:14. it's now 7:15. the coldest point of the day.
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24 degrees. chilly in gilroy this morning. 35 in sunnyvale. upper 20s popping up in wine country right now. grab your coat. you'll need it all day long. temperatures warming into the low 50s. tomorrow we'll climb by five degrees. an additional five degrees of climbing into wednesday and by the end of the week mid to upper 60s on the way. that's your latest weather. now let's go to -- hey, how about savannah? >> al, thank you. we'll have more on the golden globes in a moment. first, a rare interview with justice the first hispanic and third woman to join the high court. now she's releasing her memoir entitled "my beloved world." there is, of course, very little she can say about the issues coming before the court. when we caught up with her, we tried. we did ask about some recent divisions in the court over some of its toughest cases.
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do you think that it's bad for the credibility of the court as an institution that people have the perception that it is splitting along partisan or ideological lines? >> yes. if i believe that that was the reason for the split, which i don't. the fact that there's a split makes it clear that there are different ways of looking at the situation and that the answer is not a slam dunk. >> but it is true that often the so-called liberals on the court side with one another and there's a conservative ideological block and the court sometimes fractures down those lines. >> it doesn't fracture down those ideological lines. it fractures more often on your basic interpretive approach. >> how can you judge a case about affirmative action impartially when you, yourself, have acknowledged really benefiting from some of those policies?
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>> the initial plans that i was a beneficiary of were very different. they said to schools and employers, you can't limit your hiring from pools that are segregated. the plans that the courts were dealing with over time were plans that had fixed quotas, plans that specify that certain numbers of minorities had to be taken in to schools. when i call myself an affirmative action baby, i'm talking about the essence of what affirmative action was when it started. >> is there still a need for it today? >> there's still a need for people to be sensitive to the fact that they feel more comfortable with people who look like them. and that you have to be conscious about the way in which the structures you put into place will limit the opportunities for others.
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>> do you think it's good for the democratic process for the court to be deciding these big social issues of the day? >> i don't think of us the democratic process as being a static one where the court announces and that ends the dialogue. the court announces and the dialogue begins, and the approach, in some institutes, has to be changed. but the society manages to do it. >> do you look forward to those big consequential cases? >> oh, my god! look forward to them? i don't think you can say anyone looks forward to controvsy. i think the day a justice forgets that each decision comes at a cost to someone, then i think you start losing your humanity. >> sotomayor's memoir is very personal, very candid. we talked to her about her life and what she learned over the years.
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that's coming up tomorrow on "today." >> that's going to be fascinating. >> meanwhile, whining does work. now we're inside. >> by the fire. >> it is a faux fire. not one ounce of heat coming from it. >> still whining. geez! >> one of the biggest parties of the year right here in hollywood. we were delighted to host that red carpet special. >> i think everybody can say here that everybody last night looked absolutely amazing. with the show now over, the all-important fashion recap can begin in full. >> we're at the golden globes, matt. >> it's like a celebrity fashion super store. ♪ >> everyone who walked the red carpet sunday night started with "today." >> going to the "today" show. >> walking down with high
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fashion, classic black as well as elegance in white. ♪ this girl is on fire this girl is on fire ♪ >> but it was also an evening of color. ♪ this girl is on fire this girl is on fire ♪ >> and red, appropriate for the red carpet, stole the show. but on this night of stars, shimmery, glittery and sparkly was also in vogue. and even though on this 50-degree night staying warm was on the minds of many -- >> i'm freezing. >> i'm really cold.
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>> skin still an acceptable accessory. the guys were on full display as well. >> do a manly turn. >> that's about as manly as i get. >> armani seemed to be the favorite. >> giorgio armani. >> armani. >> i'm armani. >> he gave me a bow tie. i was fiddling with it and i couldn't get it right and i gave up. >> to go bow tie or regular. >> not to be out done, our "today" show crew put our best fashion foot forward. >> i'm wearing xania tonight and i'm mad for plaid. >> fashion, beauty and fun.
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>> red carpet, we came, we saw, we froze. >> we conquered. >> complaining, really, 36 hours if you count the segment on saturday. >> 4:30 in the afternoon, boy did it get chilly. more on the night's head-turning looks. >> that's right. and natalie hangs out backstage at the golden globes. what you didn't see on the air. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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still ahead, a look at the fashion at the golden globes. >> and savannah's pretty woman hollywood adventure. sure don't ? [ nyquil bottle ] dude! [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion.
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it is 7:26. good morning. i'm jon kelley. all this cold weather is bad news for hundreds of seniors at san jose apartment complex. they are without hot water. residents of the town park powers on third street have been without hot water for more than a month. most are elderly or disabled. they say they've had problems just getting hot water since december 3rd. some tenants say they've caught a few moments of hot or warm water but not long enough for a quick hot shower. >> it's not healthy. i don't like it. it's not healthy thing to be doing. washing dishes in cold water. you won't get rid of bacteria. >> a representative for the complex says they are having problem with the solar system and replacement boiler is providing hot water during the time but residents we talked to say the water is still simply
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cold. speaking of cold or frigid or free freezing or whatever you want to talk about, that looks nice but it's deceiving. >> once the sun comes up above the horizon here in san francisco it's going to be deceiving all day long. you'll look out your window. beautiful sunshiny day. temperatures remaining cold all day long. look at this. gilroy at 23 degrees. that's the coldest city by far. across the bay area we're at 27 in napa. 29 in santa rosa. we won't find a lot of frost. freeze warning is in place until 9:00 a.m. for good reason. temperatures will continue in that 25 to 29-degree range as we head throughout the next hour, hour and a half. 51 degrees later today. 50 degrees in gilroy. sick of the cold? great news for you. temperatures in the 60s by wednesday. the mid 60s by friday. the upper 60s on saturday. already feel better looking at that. i don't know about you. >> i do too. the weekend is on there. bay bridge looking at
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actually -- this is not the worst it could be. traffic is moving. good news toward the bay bridge toll plaza. it's held up in basically berkeley, richmond, we had west 80 berkeley commute moving smoothly there. cutting boulevard, an accident near the off-ramp causing lanes to be blocked. we're looking at a slow drive for 680 as second one happens there. jon, back to you. >> back in a half hour. ♪
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to the guy or gi to the guy other girl who stole the wheels off my bike while i was auditions for "less miserables" we're all good. keep them. >> that was hugh jackman winning his golden globe for actor or comedy for "less miserables." one of many highlights. 7:30 on monday morning, the 14th of january, 2013. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer, al roker and natalie morales, live in beverly hills with our fake fire and special coverage of the golden globes. >> even the fake fire feels better than out there. a speech is one thing but if you really want to feel how the stars feel about their win, you have to catch up with them backstage and al will take us to what they call the one on one room. >> we look forward to that. more on the red carpet fashions,
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the standout looks from one-shoulder florals to sleek form-fitting dresses. >> and savannah channels julia roberts for a hollywood adventure. >> big mistake, big mistake, huge. >> huge. >> al double dipped at the red carpet before the show and the one on room -- one on one room after it. >> one on one room. >> after it. >> that's right. i got up close and personal with all the winners as they left the stage. sometimes it got a little too personal. >> jennifer lawrence, "silver linings playbook." >> you woke up this morning, you weren't feeling too good. how do you feel right now? >> yeah, feeling a lot better. i think my fever is cured. we found a cure to fever. >> take two golden globes and call me in the morning. >> all it takes is a golden globe. >> hue hugh jackman, "less miserables." >> i'm proud of the film and the fact that audiences are taking to it around the world. >> what a triumph. it's really special.
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>> thank you. >> nice to see you guys. >> so happy for you. >> thank you, man. >> it's all in the envelope. i better check it. >> you're sure it says -- yep. >> "skyfall." music and lyrics by adele. >> you can't believe this. >> i can't. i can't believe it, honestly. >> why? >> because it's a golden globe. grammys was a bit of a joke, that was a bit hilarious. this is more so. i haven't been expecting -- i've been on maternity leave. to come back and win a golden globe. >> not bad. >> not bad. >> don cheadle. "house of lies." >> it's cool to have this. i'm going to figure out a way to put it on a chain and wear it to work tomorrow. not say anything about it, just wear it. >> walk around with it. >> juliana moore, "game change." >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. thank you. >> ladies and gentlemen, bill clinton. >> enormous. oh, my god, that's bill clinton? he's here? i'm missing bill clinton by sitting here? >> talking to me.
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>> al, you know i see you a lot. >> ben affleck, "argo." >> there was this groundswell of people rooting for you especially because of what they felt was a snub from the oscar nominations. >> in terms of the oscars, look, i was thrilled, we got seven nominations including best picture. if you told me a year ago, would you take that, line me up. >> "girls," hbo. >> any time where you're reading the script or finishing a scene and thought, maybe we could have pulled back a little bit? >> no. >> no. >> probably not. >> does it put a little more pressure on you to ratchet things up or to make sure you keep things where they are? >> i think we're always pretty inspired to ratchet things up and we have sort of our own creative agenda. >> honestly, i think we can just coast now. coast on past glory. >> claire danes, "homeland." >> i have to thank, you know, our son now. my son, cyrus, who is up there with my parents. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. thank you. he really is up there with my
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parents. >> is he really? >> yeah. my -- my milk supply is starting to -- yeah. tends to happen. >> well, we better let you go. >> yeah, i've got to go. >> the globes -- >> the globes have to go. anyway. yeah, okay. . >> well, that was special. >> yeah. that was a moment. >> yeah. i'm going to remember that for a long time. >> oh, no, just one more question. >> i thought, maybe i could have pulled that one back. >> i was amazed, three weeks -- she delivered three weeks ago. and look at her. oh, my gosh, amazing. >> december 17th. a little boy. lots to celebrate for him. >> a triple dip, let's look at the weather. >> let's see what we've got for you. temperatures awfully chilly here in the west. out east, look at this. temperatures, 54 in boston, 59 in washington, d.c. down in the carolinas, you're going to be 81 degrees. 47 in phoenix.
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denver, 14 degrees. that's almost 35, 36 degrees below normal. good news is we are going to see temperatures moderate as we get toward the end of the week here in the west. but out east it's going to get colder. subzero temperatures in the northern plains. 50s continue in southern california but 70s and 80s through the southeast. for today, look at icy conditions through the mississippi river valley. fog along the northeast coastline. 38 degrees and sunshine in seattle today. that's what's going on around 7:35. back to work monday. very cold start to the day. m good morning. i'm among christina loren. 35 in san jose. 35 in concord. 36 in oakland this morning. bundle up. warm later on today. not all that warm. even by noon today temperatures only in the 40s. then we'll round out the day in low 50s. big-time warmup on the way as of tomorrow. adding additional five degrees to your high.
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we'll hit the 60s by wednesday. and then our warmup kicks into high gear over the weekend. and that is your latest weather. >> al, thanks. still ahead, team "today" hits the beaches of los angeles on segways. and natalie catches up with the golden globe big winners backstage. first, these messages. and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region
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so you can create whatever eye you're in the mood for. dare to be revlon. the golden globes are a lot of fun to watch on television and they always appear to go off without a hitch. that is, thanks to an army of people working behind the scenes. natalie was backstage. she got a chance to watch this magic come together. >> and it really is magic. there's this tien little space backstage. it all comes together just as the final countdown begins. >> seven. >> six. >> five. >> two. >> and now your hosts for the eveni evening, tina fey and amy poehler! >> amy, tell the people a little bit about the hsda. >> when left untreated, hsda can
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lead to -- >> you've been doing the show how long? >> 24 years. >> you get everybody to the stage on time. >> i tell everybody where to go. >> go to the center stage mike. do the introwhen the lights go down. ♪ do you hear the people say >> music, music! >> they think they have the best seat in the house. i have the best seat in the house. right now, salma hayek, getting ready to go on stage. >> jennifer lawrence, "silver linings playbook." >> she just won. i'm going to show you the walk they have to take. follow me. let's follow jennifer. everybody wants her picture, of course. jennifer, we're following you on the long walk to the glamorous
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kitchen. this is where they meet their publici publicist. now a little touch of makeup. they don't let just anybody come in here to the grand ball room at the beverly hilton, so i want to know how is it that they get to sit at this exclusive table and i'm the one working behind the scenes. cheers, guys. >> cheers. >> to a great golden globes. >> excellent job. >> that was not show wine. natalie sat down and had a little sip. >> little sip. >> after all that work last night, like we earned it. >> and the box of chocolates. >> exactly. >> it's really amazing, the army of people that get that and pull it off without a hitch. >> a lot of meals served but it all happens, as you said, way before any of us sat down.
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>> what i had forgotten was just how long the red carpet is. when you get here and you think, okay, it's a short stretch, maybe 15, 20 yards. it goes down three left turns, around the right to the other side of the building. it's crazy. no wonder those stars can be a little cranky and need a drink by the time they get into the room. >> wearing heels. >> it's a lot of work. >> it is a lot of work for them. beaches of los angeles on a chilly morning, right after this. ♪ [ woman ] too weak. wears off. been there. tried that. ladybug body milk? no thanks. [ female announcer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin professional repair moisturizes while actually repairing very dry skin. it's so powerful you can skip a day... but light enough you won't want to. dermatologist recommended eucerin. the end of trial and error has arrived. try a free sample at crrkkhshziiiizzlllee. beautiful.
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we could not come all the way to los angeles and not take advantage of those world-famous beaches. >> that's right. it was a brisk day. i know we've whined all morning long. it was cold along the water. there are locals who will back us up with that. but with our segways, it was a great experience. ♪ hello good morning ♪ >> hey. >> welcome to los angeles. we'll take you guys down to the beach. >> are these things heated? >> are we going mining? >> go ahead. >> try it out. >> hands up on the handle bars. lean toward me. straight line. >> like ride iing a bike. >> pull that to the side. spin all the way around and face me again. >> come back. >> no, i'm totally -- i'm fine.
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hey, world! >> riding a segway burn any calories? >> great for your abs. >> welcome to venice. >> it's a little bit different than santa monica, a little more bohemian perhaps. >> here you go, savannah. here is what you wanted. >> let's get tattoos. >> we want to get something outrageous, something that no other morning show team has. >> all right. >> you have to shave my hair off to do this? >> yes, so when the needle goes into the skin it doesn't mess with the actual -- >> one second. ♪ bad to the bone >> he he's getting a tattoo. we don't really need to. >> ahh! >> small little circles to saturate in the skin. >> lessen the bleed? >> yeah. >> here we go. >> oh, my god, it's lou
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ferrigno. >> what are the chances of that? >> how have you been? >> great. >> you clearly have not stopped working out. >> can you show us a move or two, something we can do? >> you and me together. >> come on. >> i don't know. >> pretty famous graffiti wall. >> matt, al and natalie. >> perfect. >> love it! >> come on, guys. >> all right. you do it in slow motion? >> i think they can slow it up. >> i'm mimicking pam anderson. >> i think you need a little extra to do pam anderson. >> hi. how are you? >> i'm matt. >> is there a requirement that all the lifeguards be good looking?
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i was just curious. everyone seems to be so cute. >> wow! >> i was just getting the story. >> fine, yeah. >> just reporting. >> do you remember that time on the segway? >> at the very end of this, we all have to laugh in freeze frame. >> there it is. there's the postcard. >> laughing in freeze frame. >> scarves and gloves. >> i know. is that ridiculous or what? how is the tattoo working out? >> there's a little problem. it was supposed to wear off in the shower. many showers later, i still have that thing. >> that's amazing. >> yeah. >> your commitment to that. >> and then it itches where they shaved it, too. >> wow! >> we've complained a lot in this show. >> we really have. anyway, twitter was on fire during the golden globes last night. the top five twitter moments apparently -- this is from
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traffic, not popularity or anything like that. jennifer lawrence, winning best actress, that's number one. anne hathaway, that's number two. >> president bill clinton introducing "lincoln" over 18,000 tweets there. >> ben affleck winning best director for "argo." >> 200 mentions of jodi foster. 400,000 mentions of amy and tina. and i bet you they were probably all complimentary. they did a great job. >> i think the reviews should be really good. it's a hard job because you have that big open which everybody judges you on and then for a long period in the show you kind of disappear and leave it up to the celebrity presenters and -- but when they did come back, i thought they had an impact. i thought they had great lines. >> hit that aeir mark. >> globes pretty paired down,
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weather, we have it for you. 60s by wednesday. mid to upper 60s to finish off the week lasting into the weekend. 7:57. mike is busy this morning. >> folks heading back through the chilly air. over to san mateo bridge, definitely a much used bridge span westbound looking good. we do have a backup at the toll plaza. the map shows you other backups for the east bay. we're looking at south 680. another accident toward 680. northbound side accident coming through on stone valley. 580 and 680 showing slowing through the tri-valley. slowing through castro valley. 880 slowing from san leandro down past san mateo bridge and into fremont. we have south bay with your northbound routes really slamming down on 101, 280 and not to mention 87. >> another local update for you in one half hour from now. "today" show rolls on. see you then. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso.
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morning, the 14th day of january, 2013. it was a brisk night on the red carpet at the golden globes. didn't seem like the weather stopped a lot of the actresses from showing a bit of skin, which was great, i would imagine. definitely one of the hottest fashion trends of the evening was the kind of bare shoulder look. >> everybody that came by had goosebumps. >> yeah. >> we just got a tweet or an alert from some of your weather friends? >> that's right. coldest morning in los angeles in 22 years. >> this morning? >> this morning. >> just in case you're sick of us at home whining. >> and they are. >> i'm sure they are, because i'm sick of it right here. >> that was our last -- >> we're officially not complaining about the cold. >> i'm matt lauer, along with
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savannah guthrie, al roker and natalie morales. we'll show you what the stars are wearing and how you can get those looks at a fraction of the cost. >> the party doesn't stop. when the award show ends, it's just getting started. i hit the town and took giada de laurentiis with me to check out the hottest parties. we'll show you all the fun we had. >> not bad, sharing strawberries. and savannah does her best impression of julia roberts inspired movie. you rock in those '80s fashions. >> big mistake. i know. excuse me, can i buy this outfit? yes, it still exists. >> a lot to get to here in los angeles. back to new york. willie, good morning to you. >> good morning. there's a drinking game developing online.
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every time the hosts of the "today" show complain about the cold while sitting in beverly hills, it's a shot. a lot of people calling in drunk this morning because of it. >> all right. let's get to the news. a royal announcement that the duke and duchess of cambridge are expecting their baby in july. the palace issued the statement on behalf of prince william and kate middleton. because the announcement mentioned only a baby, safe to say they are not having twins. as for the duchess, her condition is said to be improving after her hospital stay last month for severe morning sickness. this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of president john f. kennedy. it is the most investigated and analyzed crime ever committed. a provocative new twist has people talking once again about that historic event. andrea mitchell in our washington bureau with more. andrea? >> good morning to you, willie. it comes from robert f. kennedy jr., president kennedy's nephew and the son of the late attorney general robert kennedy that suggests that the kennedy family was always skeptical about the
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conclusion that lee harvey oswald acted alone when he killed jfk. in a split second half a century ago, those shots in dallas changed the world. ever since from the official warren commission report to amateur historians, the overwhelming conclusion has been that the president was shot by one man, lee harvey oswald. now robert f. kennedy jr. has told a dallas audience that his father was deeply skeptical and thought the warren commission report was a shoddy piece of craftsmanship. >> during his lifetime robert f. kennedy went along with the idea in saying that warren commission was right in that president kennedy was killed by a lone gunman. now you have his son and namesake saying there might have been a conspiracy. that's news. >> and he agrees with his father that the evidence is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman. he revealed his father worried that some of his own decisions
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as attorney general may have led to the assassination. >> we know that robert kennedy, after his brother's death, was seized with all kinds of guilt. some people speculated that perhaps the guilt came from the fact that robert kennedy thought that his own attacks on the mafia in this country from the justice department might have provoked a mafia retaliation that led to president kennedy's death. >> this is likely to reignite the debate over the kennedy assassination, providing conspiracy theorists with something new that others were involved in killing president kennedy. >> nearly 50 years on, the debate continues. andrea mitchell, thank you. roundup of what has you talking online. lance armstrong, the disgraced cycling legend promises to speak candidly today during an interview with oprah winfrey. armstrong has been stripped of his record seven tour de france titles because of doping allegations, many expecting him to make at least a partial
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confession today. that interview airs thursday. wilde tweeted thanks for all the sweet congratulatory love. meanwhile, calling off their engagement, quote, i love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever. and this dancing toddler has gone viral after stealing the show from his dad, singer coffey anderson was doing a show in texas when 17-month-old ethan decided to show off. ♪ >> go, baby! go, baby! ♪ >> bounce with it. ethan comes by his skills
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naturally, by the way. his mother, a dancer who has appeared in videos for britney spears, rihanna and kanye west. we know where he gets it. back to matt, savannah and natalie in beverly hills. >> so cute. so, so cute. >> all right, willie, thanks so much. al is over at the front desk at the four seasons. checking out, al? >> no, not yet. not yet. but very, very soon. we're joined by lamik here. how are you doing? >> very good. it's a pleasure. >> i know you guys check in people, a lot of celebs here who don't want to be known. what are some of the weirder celebrity aliases you've had? >> in my career the weirdest one so far to date has been a gentleman who strongly requested that the staff refer to him as mr. supracsupracalifragilistic
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had a dog he wanted us to refer to as sweet cheeks. >> the dog had an 8:07. back to work monday. good morning. crystal clear start over the bay. you'll notice this camera shaking a little bit. it's the wind that's keeping temperatures a little more mild this morning. you're at 37 degrees in san jose, 38 in sunnyvale, 38 in san francisco. meanwhile, we're climbing and the sun is out in full force. only hitting the low 50s. by tomorrow a five-degree warmup. by wednesday back to the 60s and the mid to upper 60s friday and the weekend. savannah's alias is your behind's? okay. we don't want to give it away. savannah? >> al, i'm going to get you for
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personal. we did that. >> we did. and here to break down the night we had julian ewe guiliana rans. you're the experts. >> good morning. >> why don't we give the guys a chance to start. >> oh, the men. >> always ignore them. >> it will turn out to be all about the women anyway, right? hugh jackman, what did you think of his out fit? >> i thought he was the best dressed guy of the night, amazing louis vuitton suit, black/blue. he had an amazing pair of shoes. >> damian lewis. >> very, very different. narrow lapels. very sharp, very modern. >> lot of narrow tailoring. >> three-piece tux.
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not my kind of thing but it worked for him and it was also a blue/black. >> there was some kind of debate with the guys, do you do the bow tie or the long tie? >> i think with that really wide lapel, the bow tie works well. it's all about the proportion. >> okay, men over. >> oh, come on! >> jennifer lawrence, i thought she looked beautiful. what did you think? >> beautiful. where women can put a belt on any gown and allow your waist to pull out. it really accented how tiny she is in the waist. >> katherine mcphee, guiliana? >> skin is in, no matter how chilly it is. this is the riskiest look she's ever taken. it paid off. >> kate hudson, one of my best dressed last night in alexander mcqueen and she wowed everyone.
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fashion bars were going crazy over the look. >> in style, women voted kate hudson best dressed. men actually voted jessica alba. >> of course they did. >> we'll get to her in a minute. >> gorgeous, absolutely stunning how the cols just radiated on top of her skin. >> it's also a departure from what a lot of women did. she did a shorter hemline, not as over the top of the other gowns but she nailed it. >> haircut. >> she knows her body. we always adore seeings they these form-fittingmermaid gowns. >> we always want her to come out and in something different, but why? she does that best. >> were there any misses? >> who goes first?
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>> okay. you know, lucy liu is a beautiful woman. she wore this gorgeous dress. the problem is that the dress wore her a little more than she wore the dress. >> i thought she was beautiful. >> i agree. >> i thought she looked -- it's a large dress, i admit it. but i do think she looked beautiful. one thing about the dress, it has pockets. >> we also, by the way, sat right behind halle berry. how did you like her dress? >> that was another one a lot of people were talking about. >> tweeted about in a negative way and actually controversial. here is what i want to say about that. it's a versace piece. you see it on the runway, it's stunning. however, i think the body needs to be tall. halle berry is already as thin as can be, but when you're tall it pull the lines and shapes differently the cutaway dress flows in a different manner. >> a lot of dresses in person don't -- they don't photograph well so the viewer doesn't see
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what we see on the red carpet. >> and we're being really picky. they are all very gorgeous. >> they were beautiful dresses. >> thank you very much. our experts, we appreciate it. savannah's pretty woman themed hollywood adventure. we'll get to that. and al goes post party hopping with giada de laurentiis after this. i never meant to... sleep in my contacts. relax... air optix® night & day aqua contact lenses are approved for up to 30 days and nights of continuous wear, so it's okay to sleep in them. visit for a free 1-month trial.
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welcome back to "today" at the golden globes and savannah's big hollywood adventure, miss guthrie went on a little bit of a side trip. >> side trip into humiliation. >> just a regular day here. >> our viewers picked "pretty woman" as my hollywood inspiration. to quote our favorite line from the movie, that was a big
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mistake. >> work it. work it. own it. ♪ pretty woman walking down the street pretty woman the kind i like to meet ♪ >> i had a really good time tonight. ♪ pretty woman i don't believe you you must be true no one could look as good as you ♪ ♪ mercy >> are you looking for a date? >> no. i want to find beverly hills. can you give me directions? >> sure, for five bucks. >> hey there, sugar. looking for a date? >> no, i want to find beverly hills. can you give me directions? oh, man. >> i'll give you directions for five bucks. and one of lauer's ties. >> that's ridiculous. >> price just went up to 10
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bucks and two of lauer's ties. >> you can't charge me for directions. >> i can do anything i want. i ain't lost. >> fine. >> buckle up. all right, we're here. >> what? >> beverly hills is just a block that way. >> i just paid you 20 bucks. >> look, savannah, keep the 20 bucks, all right, take it. but i am holding on to lauer's ties. >> fine. thanks. >> how does he tie his knot? does he do a windsore? . >> see ya. >> seriously? >> how much is this? >> i don't think this will fit you. >>y ask if it would fit. i asked how much it was. >> how much is this, marie? >> it's very expensive. >> it's very expensive.
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>> may we help you? >> just checking things out. >> are you looking for something in particular? >> no. well, yeah. something conservative. you got nice stuff. how much is this? >> that's not going to fit you. >> well, i didn't ask if it would fit. i asked how much it was. >> how much is it, marie? >> it's very expensive. >> it's very expensive. but not expensive enough for going to the ball! ♪
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>> one thing i always wanted to try. excuse me, who ordered this? slippery little suckers. >> you have lost your mind. >> i know, lost a lot of dignity. that's the end of my acting career. >> no, no, no, just the beginning. >> i had an adventure of my own at the golden globes with giada de laurentiis. >> the hallways are filled with celebrities. ♪ ♪
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>> we need to go home right away. >> you have to go home? >> what are you expecting here tonight? >> i want unexpected moments. i live for that. >> how many parties have you hit tonight? >> how many are we going to go to? >> five. >> there are only four out there, but you're going to five? >> we're going to make one. >> you're going to make a party? >> at like 4:00 in the morning we're going to make our own. >> you're always flaunting the bod and this is very demure for you. >> what are you talking about? i'm not wear iing a bra or underwear. >> wow! >> it's like grilled cheese. >> smooth grilled cheese. >> how many parties? >> this is my first. i just arrived. >> this is it? >> this is it. >> and then? >> one and done. >> we've seen some stars here. where do you want to go next? >> in style. >> in style. >> we are so in style! >> how many parties are you hitting today? >> one, two, three, four -- eight. >> a party animal, finally. >> not a party animal, just
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partying. >> do you ever stop? >> never! >> hey, how are you? >> hi. >> how is it going? jeanette -- >> giada. >> giada. >> who is more of the party animal you or your dad? >> oh, i don't know. >> i like this party already. ♪ it's always a good time >> wow, that's pretty impressive. >> you want me to do that as well? >> no, no, no. >> i do. >> it's nice to really enjoy one party. >> i bet you do gangnam style. turn that thing off! >> my last one. >> yeah? >> i'm an early bird. i'm going to bed. >> i go to a party, al, i have no plan. i like to see what happens. i check out the food, the drink. and then we're going to check out the dance floor. >> you got home
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. good morning to you. it's 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia cannon. i'm also pretty cold like everybody else in the bay area. it's freezing outside, christina. >> and believe it or not, laura, it's actually climbed a few degrees. in the past hour, temperatures are still very frigid. we're 46 degrees below that average mark. headed only to 54 today, but if you're looking for a warmup, we have it just around the corner. 60 degrees by wednesday, 66 by the weekend. >> looks like we have some sudden slowing here. south 101, our cameras around university. we do see some slowing coming past willow. look at the map, though.
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it flows through the entire area from san mateo to menlo park. we're looking at the southbound routes, all kicking in from 287 to 187. all the way from hayward to fremont to mission boulevard, it's running smooth. it's cold in the studio, too. >> we're such wimps, aren't we? we'll have more later. see you then.
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no, no, no. [ laughter ] >> honest to god, it's real. no, please, please. god, no. please, no. i'm serious. >> oh, the old frog trick. # i thought ellen degeneres was supposed to be the nice one. actually, she really is. she's really sweet. you can see more of my visit with ellen later today. 8:30 now on a monday morning, the 14th of january, 2013. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer and natalie morales. we're in beverly hills on this morning after the golden globes. >> was it a real frog?
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it's a huge frog. >> no, it wasn't. >> it looked real. honestly, it was a movie set prop frog. it was like this big. it was slimy. >> she set it on your legs. >> my eyes were closed. she brings it out. >> you have a death defying fear of frogs. >> honestly at that point instinct took over. i did not care i was on television. >> fight or flight. >> i started to cry and sweat. it was terrifying. anyway -- >> some therapy for that, savannah. >> exactly. we talked a little bit about the looks on the red carpet. you can work some of those into your own wardrobe at a fraction of the cost. so coming up, some affordable fashions inspired by what we saw on the nominees. >> actually, one of hollywood's wildest outfits, the twitter dress. you can actually send it a mess am right now. use the #tweetthedress. >> that is bizarre.
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>> we always travel on our stomachs. we'll check out what the stars are ordering up for breakfast after a night on the town with the chef at the four seasons. >> speaking of food. i think al has made his way to the kitchen just to warm up and sit on the stove. al? >> actually, we have the ovens going full blast. this is pretty cool. of course, it's almost breakfast time. so we want to find out what's going on as we get ready for breakfast. see, our crew is hiding. look at them running around, scurrying. they would like some breakfast as well. >> how are you? >> chef fernandez, you're the executive pastry chef, right? >> yes. >> what's for breakfast? >> what is really popular, zucchini muffins. they are all hot. this is croissants, danish. we have other croissants. we have sandwiches. cakes. you have cinnamon buns. >> right. or you have this. let's show you what we've got as
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far as your weather is concerned. oh, what a fabulous day we've got. it will be a lovely day. ooh, bacon. as we take a look and show you what's happening for the week ahead. we're looking at wet weather along the eastern seaboard, temperatures warmer than usual. we're also looking for below-normal temperatures out west. as we head to the the mid-week period, we have more warm weather, making its way from the plains all the way into the northeast. gets cool out west and stays cool. and then the latter part of the week, we're going to be looking at those temperatures getting a little bit more unusually warm. midatlantic states back to the mid mississippi river valley staying cooler than normal up up into the northern plains. i just like to make sure you see bacon. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's ha well, thank you for that, al. good morning to you. we've got a good-looking day shaping up. this is san jose, of course. you can vividly see the mountains here off in the distance. very good visibility but it's really cold out there and
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temperatures are starting to warm up. 36 degrees in livermore, 37 san jose and 29 degrees in gilroy. we should see that go to only 50 today. we've got a warmup on the way. mid to upper 60s by the end of the week. reo. >> oh. well, bring it over, al. >> don't tease us. >> exactly. coming up next, some of hollywood's hottest, from microscopic cameras to a cool new scooter. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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good day from new york. in a few moments we'll take you to the white house for the president's 37th and final news conference, formal news conference of this first term. and going into this, let's talk to david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." he'll be monitoring along with us. david, so much going on at the inaugural stand. across the street from the white house, it's so easy to think of this as one last week before it is inauguration, but today, of course, the one-month anniversary of newtown and we're told the president will have a statement on the debt ceiling. >> because the debt ceiling is the fight coming up next, as you know, brian, and everything the president would like to do at the start of that second term including new gun laws, immigration reform, energy. all those things will really be locked into place unless he can get some agreement on the debt,
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the president said he won't negotiate with congress about the debt ceiling, but we could be headed to another standoff, another kind of fiscal cliff similar to what we saw last summer unless that can be resolved. the president wants to get ahead of that, really put the responsibility on republicans in congress and make it clear he just doesn't want to budge. >> keep in mind the president will walk behind you any moment. there is a very thin line between leverage coming off an election and lame duck status, and the president has a robust agenda for this term number 2. >> it is, and the first year of second terms are the ones you have a shot as sitting president to have the most productive parts. but i want to go back and emphasize something david said, and that has to do with what the president has chosen to talk about, the debt ceiling, he knows he can't get to anything else until these budget battles are finally behind him. as long as those are staring the president in the face, guns put to the side, immigration to the
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side, education, even issues with health care, all of them become side issues if you cannot get this budget impasse behind him. >> you'll have a front row seat. the white house hastily announced this morning that this would be happening. again, as we said, the 37th time in a formal manner the president has met with the news media as we'll look at -- we'll take a look at it, we'll be able to see him walk up the side room to the podium to take questions, but again, preceded by this statement on the debt ceiling, which is kind of the next looming battle in washington having just survived one on or about new year's. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> being announced and here he is. >> please have a seat,
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everybody. good morning. i thought it might make sense to take some questions this week as my first term comes to an end. it's been a busy and productive four years, and i expect the same for the next four years. i intend to carry out the agenda that i campaigned on and the agenda for new jobs, new opportunity and new security for the middle class. now, right now our economy is growing and our businesses are creating new jobs. so we are poised for a good year. if we make smart decisions and sound investments. and as long as washington politics don't get in the way of america's progress. as i said on the campaign, one component to growing our economy and broadening opportunity for the middle class is shrinking our deficits in a balanced and responsible way. and for nearly two years now, i've been fighting for such a plan, one that would reduce our
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deficits by $4 trillion over the next decade, which would stabilize our debt and our deficit in a sustainable way for the next decade. that would be enough not only to stop the growth of our debt relative to the size of our economy, but it would make it manageable so it doesn't crowd out the investments we need to make people and education and jobs and science research. step by step, we've made progress towards that goal. over the past two years i've signed into law about $1.4 trillion in spending cuts. two weeks ago i signed into law more than $600 billion in new revenue by making sure the wealthiest americans begin to pay their fair share. when you add the money that will save in interest payments on the debt, altogether that adds up to a total of about $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the past two years. not counting the $400 billion
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already saved from winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. so we've made progress. we are moving towards our ultimate goal of getting a reduction. and there will be more deficit reduction when congress decides what to do about the 1$1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts that have been pushed off until next month. the fact is, though, we can't finish the job of deficit reduction through spending cuts alone. the cuts we've already made to priorities other than medicare, medicaid, social security and defense mean that we spend, on everything from education to public safety, less as a share of our economy than has been true for a generation. and that's not a recipe for growth. so we've got to do more to
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stabilize our finances over the medium and long term, but also spur our growth in the short term. i said i hope to make modest adjustments to programs like health care to protect them from future generations. i've also said we need more revenue through tax reform by closing loopholes in our tax code for the wealthiest americans. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we can solve the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. it turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate over this issue and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they don't think it's fair, for example, to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care or a scientist to shut down life-saving research so that a
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multi-millionaire investor can pay less in taxes than a secretary. they don't think it's smart to protect endless loopholes and tax breaks for the wealthiest americans rather than improve our roads, our schools, or help manufacturers bring jobs back to america. so they want us to get our books in order in a balanced way where everybody pulls their weight, everyone does their part. that's what i want as well. that's what i propose. and we can get it done, but we're going to have to make sure that people are looking at this in a responsible way rather than just through the linens of politics. the other proposed deadline coming up is the so-called debt ceiling, something most americans hadn't even heard of before two years ago. i want to be clear about this. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more
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spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. these are bills that have already been racked up. and we need to pay them. so while i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficits, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down loose nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. investors around the world will ask if the united states of
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america is, in fact, a safe bet. markets could go haywire, interest rates would spike for anybody who borrows money. every homeowner with a mortgage, every student with a college loan, every small business owner who wants to grow and hire. it would be a self-inflicted wound on the economy. it would slow down our growth, might tip us into recession, and ironically would probably increase our deficit. so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. as the speaker said two years ago, it would be -- and i'm quoting speaker boehner now -- a disaster not only for us but for the worldwide economy. so we've got to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here.
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they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. the last time republicans in congress even flirted with this idea, our aaa credit rating was down for the first time in our history, our businesses created the fewest jobs of any month in nearly the past three years, and, ironically, the whole fiasco actually added to the deficit. so it shouldn't be surprising given all this talk that the american people think washington is hurting rather than helping the country at the moment.
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they see their representatives consumed with paying our bills while they overwhelmingly want us to focus on growing the economy and creating more jobs. so let's finish this debate. let's give our businesses and the world the certainty that our economy and our reputation are still second to none. we pay our bills, we handle our business, and then we can move on because america has a lot to do. we've got to create more jobs, we've got to boost the wages of those who have work, and we've got to reach for energy independence, we've got to reform our immigration system, we've got to give our children the best education possible, and we've got to do everything we can to protect them from the horrors of gun violence. and let me say i'm grateful to vice president biden for his work on this issue of gun violence and for his proposals, which i'm going to be reviewing today, and i will address in the next few days. and i attend to vigorously
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pursue. so with that, i'm going to take some questions, and i'm going to start with julie of ap, and i want to congratulate julie for this new important job. >> i wanted to ask about gun violence. today marks the one-month anniversary of the shooting in newtown which seems to generate some momentum for reinstating the assault weapons ban. but there's been fresh opposition to that ban from the nra and even harry reid questions whether it benefits congress. how hard do we push for the assault weapons ban, and if we can't convince congress, what other method would be used in order to curb gun violence? >> like i said, the vice president and menz mbers of my cabinet went through a very thorough process in the last month, meeting with stake
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holders in this, including the nra, listened to proposals from all corners, and they presented me now with a list of sensible, common-sense steps that can be taken to make sure that the kinds of violence we saw in newtown doesn't happen again. i'm going to be meeting with the vice president today. i expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week to give people some specifics about what i think we need to do. my starting point is not to worry about the politics, my starting point is to focus on what makes sense. what works. what should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe and that we're reducing the incidence of gun violence? and i think we can do that in a sensible way that comports with the second amendment. and members of congress, i think, are going to have to have a debate and examine their own conscience. because if, in fact -- and i believe this is true --
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everybody across party lines was as deeply moved and saddened as i was by what happened in newtown, then we're going to have to vote based on what we think is best. we're going to have to come up with answers that set politics aside. and that's what i expect congress to do. but what you can count on is that things i've said in the past, the belief we have to have stronger background checks, that we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity out of the hands of folks who shouldn't ban that's meaningful, that s those are things i continue to believe make sense. will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. but what's uppermost in my mind
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is making sure i'm honest with the american people and with members of congress about what i think will work, what i think is something that will make a difference, and to repeat what i said earlier, if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. [ inaudible ] >> i'll present the details later in the week. chuck todd, nbc. >> as you know, the senate democrat harry reid sent you a letter begging you, essentially, to consider some sort of executive action on this debt ceiling issue. i know you've said you're not negotiating and your administration has ruled out the various ideas that were out there, the 14th amendment, but just this morning one of the house members asked you to use
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the 14th amendment and said sometimes that's what it takes. he brought up the proclamation and he compared the debt ceiling to that. so are you considering a plan b? and if not, why not? >> well, chuck, the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. and so there is a very simple solution to this. congress authorizes us to pay our bills. now, if the house and the senate want to give me the authority so that they don't have to take these tough votes, if they want to put the responsibility on me to raise the debt ceiling, i'm happy to take it.
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mitch mcconnell, the republican leader in the senate, had a proposal like that last year, and i'm happy to accept it. but if they want to keep this responsibility, then they need to go ahead and get it done. and there are no magic tricks here. there are no loopholes. there are no, you know, easy outs. this is a matter of congress authorizes spending. they order me to spend. they tell me, you need to fund our defense department at such and such a level. you need to send out social security checks. you need to make sure that you are paying to care for our veterans. they lay all this out for me, and because they have the spending power, so i am required by law to go ahead and pay these bills. separately, they also have to
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authorize a raising of the debt ceiling in order to make sure those bills are paid. and so what congress can't do is tell me to spend x and then say, but we're not going to give you the authority to go ahead and pay the bills. and i just want to repeat because i think sometimes the american people understandably aren't following all the debates here in washington. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is say that america will pay its bills. and we are not a deadbeat nation. and the consequences of us not paying our bills, as i outlined in my opening statement, would be disastrous. so i understand the impulse to try to get around this in a simple way. but there's one way to get around this. there's one way to deal with it and that's for congress to
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authorize me to pay for those items of spending that they have already authorized. and, you know, the notion that republicans in the house or maybe some republicans in the senate would suggest that in order for us to get our way on our spending priorities that we would risk the full faith and credit of the united states, that, i think, is not what the founders intended, that's not how i think most americans think our democracy should work. they've got a point of view, democrats and congress have a point of view. they need to sit down and work out a compromise. [ inaudible question ]
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>> yeah. [ inaudible question ] >> well, look, chuck, there are -- there is a pretty straightforward way of doing this, and that is to set the debt ceiling aside, we pay our bills, and then we have a vigorous debate about how we're going to do further deficit reduction in a balanced way. keep in mind that what we've heard from some republicans in both the house and the senate is that they will only increase the debt ceiling by the amount of spending cuts that they're able to push through. and in order to replace the automatic spending cuts to sequester, that's $1.2 trillion.
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say it takes another trillion or trillion two to get us through one more year. they have to identify $2.5 trillion in cuts just to get the debt ceiling to next year. congress hasn't been able to identify $1.2 trillion in cuts that they're happy with. these same republicans say they don't want to cut defense. they claim that they don't want to gut medicare or harm the vulnerable, but the truth of the matter is that you can't meet their own criteria without drastically cutting medicare or having an impact on medicaid or affecting our defense spending. so the math just doesn't add up. now, here's what would work. what would work would be for us to say we've already done close
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to $2 trillion in deficit reduction, and if you add the interest that we won't be paying because of less spending and increased revenue, it adds up to about $2.5 trillion. the consensus is we need about $4 trillion to stabilize our debt reduction, which means we need about $1.5 trillion more. the package i offered to speaker boehner before we -- before the new year would achieve that. we were actually fairly close in terms of arriving at that number. so if the goal is to make sure that we are being responsible about our debt and our deficit, if that's the conversation we're having, i'm happy to have that conversation. and by closing some additional loopholes through tax reform which speaker boehner has acknowledged can raise money in a sensible way, and by doing some additional cuts, including
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making sure that we are reducing our health care spending, which is the main driver of our deficits, we can arrive at a package to get this thing done. i'm happy to have that conversation. what i will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the american people. the threat that unless we get our way, unless you gut medicare or medicaid or, you know, otherwise slash things that the american people don't believe should be slashed that we're going to threaten to wreck the entire economy. that is not how historically this has been done, that's not how we're going to do it this time. [ inaudible question ] >> chuck, what i'm saying to you is that there is no simpler solution, no ready, credible
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solution other than congress either give me the authority to raise the debt ceiling, or exercise the responsibility that they have kept for themselves and raise the debt ceiling. because this is about paying your bills. everybody here understands it. this is not a complicated concept. you don't go out to dinner and then eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way the american people do. you don't -- now, if congress wants to have a debate about maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine. that's the debate that we should have, but you don't say, in order for me to control my
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appetites, i'm going to not pay the people who already provided me services. people who already lent me the money. that's not showing any discipline. all that's doing is not meeting your obligations. you can't do that. and that's not a credible way to run this government. we've got to stop lurching from crisis to crisis to crisis when there is this clear path ahead of us that simply requires some discipline, some responsibility and some compromise. that's where we need to go. that's how this needs to work. >> thank you, mr. president. as you well know, sir, finding votes for the debt ceiling can be complicated. you yourself said they voted against the debt increase, and
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in previous presidential history, president reagan, president clinton, all signed a debt deal that were contingent on raising the debt ceiling. you yourself have done that. three times those were related to budget reduction maneuvers. what chuck and i and many are curious on is your adamant desire not to negotiate when that seems to conflict with the entire history in the modern american presidents with the debt ceiling and your own debt ceiling, and doesn't that suggest that we are going to go into a default situation because nobody is talking about how to resolve this. >> no, major, i think if you look at the history, getting votes for the debt ceiling is always difficult. and budgets in this town are always difficult. i went through this just last year. but what's different is we never saw a situation, as we saw last year, in which certain groups in
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congress took such an absolutist position, that we came within a few days of defaulting. and the fact of the matter is that we have never seen the debt ceiling used in this fashion, where the notion was, you know what, we might default unless we get 100% of what we want. that hasn't happened. now, as i indicated before, i'm happy to have a conversation about how we reduce our deficits further in a sensible way. although, one thing i want to point out is that the american people are also concerned about how we grow our economy, how we put people back to work, how we make sure that we finance our workers getting properly trained and our schools are giving our schools the education we deserve. there is a whole growth agenda which will reduce our deficits that's important as well. but what you've never seen is
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the notion that has been presented so far, at least, by the republicans that deficit reduction will only count spending cuts, that we will raise the deficit -- or the debt ceiling dollar for dollar on spending cuts. there are a whole set of rules that have been established that are impossible to meet without doing severe damage to the economy. and so what we're not going to do is put ourselves in a position where, in order to pay for spending that we've already incurred, that our two options are we're either going to profoundly hurt the economy and hurt middle class families and hurt seniors and hurt kids who are trying to go to college, or alternatively, we're going to blow up the economy. we're not going to do that. [ inaudible question ] >> no, not whatever congress sends me. they're going to have to send me
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something that's sensible. and we shouldn't be doing this -- and we shouldn't be doing this in a one to three-month time frame. why would we do that? this is the united states of america, major. we can't manage our affairs in such a way that we pay our bills and we provide some certainty in terms of how we pay our bills? look, i don't think anybody would consider my position unreasonable here. i have -- [ inaudible question ] >> major, the -- i am happy to have a conversation about how we reduce our deficits. i am not going to have a monthly or every three months conversation about whether or not we pay our bills. because that in and of itself does severe damage. even the threat of default hurts our economy. it's hurting our economy as we
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speak. we shouldn't be having that debate. if we want to have a conversation about how to reduce our deficit, let's have that. we've been having that for the last two years. we just had an entire campaign about it. and by the way, the american people agreed with me, that we should reduce our deficits in a balanced way that also takes into account the need for us to grow this economy and put people back to work. and despite that conversation and despite the election results, the position that's been taken on the part of some house republicans is that, nope, we've got to do it our way. and if we don't, we simply won't pay america's bills. well, that can't be a position that is sustainable over time. it's not one that's good for the economy now. it's certainly not going to be the kind of precedent that i want to establish not just for my presidency but for future presidents. even if it was on the other
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side. democrats don't like voting for the debt ceiling when a republican is president, but you never saw a situation in which democrats suggested somehow that we would go ahead and default if we didn't get 100% of our way. that's just not how it's supposed to work. john carl. >> thank you, mr. president. on the issue of guns, given how difficult it will be, some would say impossible, to get any gun control measure passed through this congress, what are you willing or able to do using the powers of your presidency to act without congress, and i'd also like to know, what do you make of these long lines we're seeing at gun shows and gun stores all around the country? even in connecticut, applications for guns are up since the shooting in newtown. >> well, my understanding is the vice president is going to provide a range of steps that we
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can take to reduce gun violence. some of them will require legislation, some of them i can accomplish through executive action. and so i'll be reviewing those today, and like i said, i'll speak in more detail to what we're going to go ahead and propose later in the week. but i'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. and where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence, i want to go ahead and take it. [ inaudible question ] >> i think, for example, how we're gathering data, for example, on guns that fall into the hands of criminals and how we track that more effectively. there may be some steps that we can take administratively through legislation. as far as people lining up and
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purchasing more guns, i think that we've seen for some time now that those who oppose any common-sense gun control or gun safety measures have a pretty effective way of jimmying up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government is about to take all your guns away. and there's probably an economic element to that. it obviously is good for business, but i think that those of us who look at this problem have repeatedly said that responsible gun owners, people who have a gun for protection, for hunting, for sportsmanship,
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they don't have anything to worry about. the issue here is not whether or not we believe in the second amendment. the issue is are there some sensible steps we can take to make sure that somebody like the individual in newtown can't walk into a school and gun down a bunch of children in a shockingly rapid fashion. and surely we can do something about that. but part of the challenge we confront is that even the slightest hint of some sensible, responsible legislation in this area fans this notion that somehow, here it comes, and that everybody's guns are going to be taken away. it's unfortunate, but that's the
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case, and if you look at over the first four years of my administration, we tried to tighten up and enforce some of the laws that were already on the books. but it would be pretty hard to argue that somehow gun owners have had their rights infringed. [ inaudible question ] >> excuse me? [ inaudible question ] >> well, as i said, i think it's a fear that's fanned by those who are worried about the possibility of legislation getting out there. joanna golden. >> thank you, mr. president. i want to come back to the debt ceiling, because in the summer of 2011, you said that you wouldn't negotiate on the debt ceiling, and you did. last year you said that you wouldn't extend any of the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. and you did.
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so if you say now you're not going to negotiate on the debt ceiling this year, why should house republicans take that seriously and think that if we get to the one minute to midnight scenario that you're not going to back down? >> first of all, julianna, let's take the example this year in the fiscal cliff. i did not say i wouldn't have any conversations at all about extending the bush tax cuts. what i said was we weren't going to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthy. and we didn't. now, you can argue that during the campaign i said -- i set the criteria for wealthy at 250 and we ended up being at 400, but the fact of the matter is, millionaires, billionaires are paying significantly more in taxes, just as i said. so from the start, my concern was making sure that we had a tax code that was fair and that
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protected the middle class, and my biggest priority was making sure the middle class taxes did not go up. the difference between this year and 2011 is the fact that we've already made $1.2 trillion in cuts. and at the time i indicated there were cuts we could make that would not damage the economy, not impede growth. i said at the time we should pair it up with revenue in order to have an overall balanced package. but my own budget reflected cuts in discretionary spending. my own budget reflected the cuts that needed to be made. and we've made those cuts. now, the challenge going forward is that we've now made some big cuts. and if we're going to do further deficit reduction, the only way to do it is in a balanced and
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responsible way. the alternative is for us to go ahead and cut commitments that we've made on things like medicare or social security or medicaid and for us to fundamentally change commitments that we've made to make sure the seniors don't go into poverty. or that children who are disabled are properly cared for. for us to change that contract we made with the american people rather than look at options like closing loopholes for corporations that they don't need, that points to a long-term
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trend in which we have fundamentally, i think, undermined what people expect out of this government, which is that parties sit down, they negotiate, they compromise, but they also reflect the will of the american people, that you don't have one narrow faction that is able to simply dictate 100% of what they want all the time or otherwise threaten that we destroy the american economy. another way of putting it is, we've got to break the habit of negotiating through crisis over and over again. and now is as good a time as any, at the start of my second term, because if we continue down this path, then there's really no stopping the principle. even in divided government, even where we have a democratic president and a democratic senate, then a small group in the house of representatives could simply say every two months, every six months, every
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year, we are going to more and more change the economy in ways that we prefer despite strong objections of americans all across the country or otherwise we're going to have america not pay its bills. and that is no way for us to do business. and by the way, i would make the same argument if it was a republican president and a republican senate and you had a handful of democrats who were suggesting that we are going to hijack the process and make sure that either we get our way 100% of the time or otherwise, you know, we are going to default on america's obligations. [ inaudible question ] >> no, no, what i've said is i'm happy to have a conversation about debt reduction. >> look, joanna, this is pretty
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straightforward. either congress pays its bills or it doesn't. if john boehner and mitch mcconnell think that they can come up with a plan that somehow meets their criteria that they accept for why they -- when they will raise the debt ceiling, they're free to go ahead and try. but the proposals that they put forward in order to accomplish that only by cutting spending means cuts to things like medicare and education that the american people profoundly reject. now, if they think they can get that through congress, then they're free to try. but i think that a better way of doing this is to go ahead and say, we're going to pay our bills. the question now is, how do we actually get our deficit in a manageable, sustainable way, and that's a conversation i'm happy
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to have. all right. matt spotolnik. >> thank you, sir. you've spoken extensively about the debt ceiling debate, but some americans have said they're willing to have a government shutdown take place rather than have deep spending cuts. are you prepared for the government to take a halt rather than accept the spending cuts they set forth, and who do you think america would blame if that came to pass? >> well, obviously the republicans in congress have a decision to make, and if they want to shut down congress in order to get their way, then it would take a vote from the house of representatives to do that.
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i think that would be a mistake, i think it would be profoundly damaging to our economy. i think it would actually add to our deficit because it will impede growth. i think it's short-sighted. but they're elected representatives and folks put them into those positions, and they're going to have to make a decision about that. and i suspect the american people will blame all of washington for not being able to get its act together. we can shake a bipartisan plan to reduce the deficit. is that really our objective? our concern is that we're spending more than we take in, and if that's the case, there is a way of balancing that out so that we take in more money,
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increasing revenue, and we reduce spending. in the conversation i had with speaker boehner at the end of the year, we came pretty close. a few billion dollars separating us when spread over a ten-year period doesn't seem like a lot. but what's puzzling republicans is simply more than the debt reduction, they have an idea of what government should and shouldn't do. so they're suspicious about government's commitments, for example, to make sure that seniors have decent health care as they get older. they have suspicions about social security. they have suspicions about whether government should make sure that kids in poverty are
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getting enough to eat or whether we should be spending money on medical research. so they've got a particular view of what government should do and should be. and so this was debated during the presidential campaign. i think every poll out there indicates the american people actually think our commitment to medicare or toward education is really important, and that's something we should look at in terms of a last resort in terms of reducing the deficit, and it makes a lot more sense for us to close, for example, corporate lo loopholes before we go to putting a bigger burden on students or seniors. but if the house republicans disagree with that and they want to shut down the government to see if they can get their way on it, that's their prerogative.
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that's how the system is set up. it will damage our economy. the government is a big part of this economy. and it's interesting that a lot of times you have people who recognize that when it comes to defense spending. some of the same folks who say we have to cut spending or complain that government jobs don't do anything, when it comes to that defense contractor in their district, they think, wow, this is a pretty important part of the economy in my district. we shouldn't stop spending on that. let's just make sure we're not spending on those other folks. [ inaudible question ] >> well, look, my hope is that common sense prevails. that's always my preference. and i think that would be the preference of the american people and that's what would be good for the economy. so let me just repeat.
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if the issue is deficit reduction, getting our deficits sustainable over time, getting our debt in a sustainable place, then democrats and republicans in congress will have a partner with me. we can achieve that and we can achieve it fairly quickly. we know what the numbers are, we know what needs to be done, we know what a balanced approach would take. we've already done probably more than half of what we need to stabilize the debt and the deficit. there's probably been more pain and drama in getting there than we needed. and so finishing the job shouldn't be that difficult. if everybody comes to the conversation with an open mind, and if we recognize that there is some things like not paying our bills that should be out of bounds. i'm going to take one last
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question. jackie. >> i'd like to ask you, now that you reached the end of your first term, starting your second, about a couple of criticisms, one that's longstanding, another more recent. the longstanding one seems to become a truism of sorts that you and your staff are too insular, that you don't socialize enough. and the second, more recent criticism is that your team taking shape isn't as diverse as it could be or even was in terms of getting additional voices, gender, race, ethnic diversity. so i'd like you to address both of those. >> sure. let me take the second one first. i'm very proud that in the first four years, we had as diverse, if not more diverse, a white house and a cabinet than any in history. and i intend to continue that because it turns out that when
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you look for the very best people given the incredible diversity of this country, you're going to end up with a diverse staff and a diverse team, and that very diversity helps create more effective policymaking and better decis n decision-making for me because it brings different decisions to the table. so when you think about my first four years, the person who probably had the most influence on my foreign policy was a woman. the people who were in charge of moving forward my most important domestic initiative, health care, were women. the person in charge of our homeland security was a woman. my two appointments to the supreme court were women. and 50% of my white house staff were women. so i think people should expect that that record will be built
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upon during the next four years. now, what i've made four appointments so far, and one woman, admittedly a high-profile one, has already left the administration, and i have made a replacement, but i would just suggest that everybody kind of wait until they've seen all my appointments who is in the white house staff and who is in my cabinet before they rush to judgment. [ inaudible question ] >> i guess what i'm saying, jackie, is i think until you've seen what my overall team looks like, it's premature to assume that somehow we're going backwards. we're not going backwards, we're going forward. with respect to this truism about me not socializing enough and patting folks on the back and all that stuff, most people
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who know me know i'm a pretty friendly guy. and i like a good party. the truth is that, you know, when i was in the senate, i had great relationships over there, and up until the point that i became president, this was not an accusation that you heard very frequently. i think that, really, what's gone on in terms of some of the paralysis here in washington or difficulties in negotiations just have to do with some very stark differences in terms of policy. some very sharp differences in terms of where we stand on issues, and if you think about, let's say, myself and speaker boehner, i like speaker boehner
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personally. and when we went out and played golf, we had a great time, but that didn't get a deal done in 2011. when i'm over here at the congressional picnic and folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family, i promise you michelle and i are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time, but it doesn't prevent them from going on to the floor of the house and, you know, blasting me for being a big spending socialist. and the reason that in many cases congress votes the way they do or talks the way they talk or takes positions in negotiations that they take doesn't have to do with me, it has to do with the imperatives they feel in terms of their own politics. they're worried about their district, they're worried about what's going on back home.
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i think there are a lot of republicans at this point that feel that given how much energy has been devoted in some of the media that's preferred by republican constituents is to demonize me that it doesn't look real good socializing with me. charlie crist down in florida testifies to that, and i think a lot of folks say, well, if we look like we're being too cooperative or too chummy with the president, that might cause us problems. that might be an excuse for us to get a challenge from somebody in a primary. so that tends to be the challenge. i promise you, we invite folks from congress over here all the time, and when they choose to come, i enjoy their company. sometimes they don't choose to come and that has to do with the
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fact that i think they don't consider the optics useful for them politicalically. ultimately the way we'll get things done, personal relationships are important, and the nice thing is now that my girls are getting older, they don't want to spend that much time with me, anyway, so i'll probably be calling around getting someone to play cards with me or something, because i'm getting kind of lonely in this big house. maybe a whole bunch of members of house of the republican caucus want to come over and socialize more. but my suspicion is getting the issues resolved that we just talked about, the big stuff. whether or not we get sensible laws passed to prevent gun violence, whether or not america is paying its bills, whether or not we get immigration reform done. all of that is going to be determined largely by where the
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respect acti respective parties stand on policy, and maybe most importantly, the attitude of the american people. if the american people feel strongly about these issues and they push hard and they reward or don't reward members of congress with their votes, if they reject sort of uncompromising positions or sharp partisanship or always looking out for the next election and they reward folks who are trying to find common ground, then i think you'll see behavior in congress change. and that will be true whether i'm the life of the party or a stick in the mud. all right? thank you very much, everybody. >> president obama in what will be his final news conference, and we apologize, though, it was beyond our control for something a lot of people found
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frustrating, and that is our inability to hear the follow-up questions, lack of a microphone. usually there is one on a boom especially to pick up the front row after they use the hand mic. again, beyond our control. we were struggling to hear along with our viewers. and in the front row, by our count, the asker of about 11 or 12 questions today, chuck todd. chuck todd, interesting there at the end, kind of a full-throated defense of himself, his diversity. we've been hearing privately the president has been telling people just calm down and wait until you see the entire picture of our team, but also having to declare himself a friendly guy on matters of policy, including your dozen or so questions, where do you think the ball was advanced today? >> well, what was interesting was how resigned the president seemed to be that a government shutdown is probably coming. he all but talked about it in terms of, well, it looks like the votes are there among house
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republicans to do such a thing, that they have the votes to do this, and then talked about how the negative impact of that. but on that narrow question, i thought that was enlightening where he sort of headed with that. it was almost like a resignation about it. and on the debt ceiling, he would say he wasn't negotiating and then he was saying, i look forward to seeing the proposal to raise the debt ceiling and some of the things on almost separate tracks when it comes to that. so i don't think he fully closed the door on negotiating on debt ceiling. >> and david gregory, we're listening to the president in the room in the washington community. it's hard not to think of americans trying to decipher what's this going to mean all over again how we're viewed in the world, economy, taxes, that kind of thing? >> well, it's not a pretty picture, and i don't know that it gets prettier, but the president signalling he's willing to make minor modifications to issues, to programs like medicare. that's an opening as well as
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that conversation is already going on. he wants to make sure the debt ceiling can get raised as a separate discussion from dealing with the debt. they may have to be coupled in the end, and i think the president knows that. i think there is a larger point here, brian. i think whether it's guns, whether it's the issue of the deficit, this may have to be a more piecemeal approach in his second term. >> david gregory, who was famous for follow-ups in his day in the front row in the east room. david gregory, chuck todd, our entire team, thanks. we'll have a lot more on this tonight on nightly news. i'm brian williams, nbc news, new york. up through the northern plains and the western great lakes. icy conditions again in the central mississippi river valley. rainy and wet weather into the midatlantic states. sunny and warm well, it's 9:34, and it is still cold out there. 38 degrees in gilroy, 39 in livermore, but the freeze warning has expired, which is good news. we're going to warm up
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throughout the day only into the low 50s. we get much warmer as we head to the end of the week. up to about 63 degrees on thursday, 65 on friday and 66 degrees on saturday and hope for a fantastic start to the week. >> that's your latest weather. nat and i are heading to the airport. >> that's right. >> coming home! >> warm up in new york. >> come back to the warm weather and get a nap on that plane. >> thanks, guys. >> we'll see you. up next, showing a little appreciation for the people you love, right after this. ♪
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we're going to see this through together. what are you grateful for? most would say friends, family, good health. do the people in your life know how much you appreciate them? >> there's something called a gratitude gap. janice caplan wrote an article for "good housekeeping." what is the gratitude gap? >> the difference between what people actually express and what they feel. so when we spoke to people about gratitude, about 90% of them say they appreciate their parents and their family and 87% say that they're grateful for their friends. but only about half as many actually express it to them. >> i was interested to hear, too, it's easier for some people to thank a tsa screener or
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somebody they meet -- >> strangers. >> -- right, than members of their own family. >> couple of things are going on there. people sometimes worry that they'll appear weak if they express gratitude or maybe they'll owe somebody something. if you do something for me, does that mean i have to do something for you? people like to feel appreciated. if you are appreciated, then you tend to be more giving to the person. >> let's look at the gender gap. in many respects we're the same except for one category, we saw a distinct difference between men and women. >> the study, by the way, was done for the wonderful john temple foundation. what we found in the survey was that women were more grateful on just about every category all the way across the board except at home. and at home about 59% of women said that they expressed gratitude on a regular basis for their spouse or partner. 67% of men said the same. it may be -- let me say it, that women do so much more at home
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that they should be -- it's interesting that women don't feel appreciated. husbands may think they're saying it. about half of women say gosh i wish my husband appreciated me more or told me he appreciated me more. >> we know men and women are different, do they express their gratitude in different ways? >> absolutely. they buy candy, buy gifts, take you out to dinner. nothing wrong with any of that, let me be clear. but 97% of the women just said they want their spouse or partner to sit on the couch and listen to them. put away your wallet, save yourself a whole bunch of money and just listen. >> chris rock, the comedian, has a fun bit where he says you just have to listen to your woman complain about work, complain about all these things and nod your head. >> why is it so hard? just listen. don't solve it. just listen. >> good advice. i'm learning in this segment.
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i was going to say another part of the survey that jumped out to us was the generational gap. >> of all the people we surveyed, the millenials express gratitude the least, by far the least. and they were the most conflicted about it. and i think -- i don't think we're raising a nation of ingrates. i think it has to do with the aa age. >> and the casualness of our society, xo means i love you. >> struggling with independence. they want to feel like they did everything themselves and it's hard to say thanks, perhaps. though it was interest iing. one way that they said they expressed their gratitude to their parents was by being a good person. they didn't have to say thank you but they could be kind. they could be nice people, pay it forward. that may be a good thing for parents to realize. >> very interesting. i'm going to go home and listen.
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plus i get two boxtops for their school. toaster strudel. the one kids want to eat. this morning on "today's" money, is downsizing right for you? with many approaching retirement, many are deciding if it's time to give up the empty nest. sharon epperson is here with what you need to know.
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good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, tamron. >> my mom, my dad passed away five years ago and she's in this big home alone and she's looking at whether it's the right time to downsize. whatever the case or circumstances, there's a lot to look at. >> my mom is going through the same thing. one of the things you have to look at is the cost of living. if you're still in a high-income area, high taxes, not if you don't have a lot of equity in your home. you may not cut that much money by buying something new. you may not have a lot to put down. you really have to crunch the numbers to really see what all of your expenses are now and see if you can manage them. of course, if your health is well enough to get around the house that you're in. >> whether or not your monthly expenses will actually go down. that's not an assumption you should make. >> you need to go to cost of living cal clarity calculator. another great place to go to see
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exactly if i stay here, move to another city, what will be my cost of living, what will my expense expenses be, from everything to going to the grocery store to what your house payments will be. >> speaking of the house, selling the home in the real estate market from state to state varies so differently. we're recovering but not completely yet. >> if you bought at the top of the market when housing prices were really high, you may not have the equity in your home that you think you're going to have. go to and find out what houses are selling for in your area and what you could sell your home for to be more realistic of what you're going to get. >> friends and family, downsizing may mean you move further away from the grandkids. >> there are a lot of considerations to make. a lot of times if you downsize you may want to be close to the city center. you may still want to be close to your friends or neighbors and those emotional attachments are something to consider beyond the financial. >> speaking of -- everything is about the financial, let's face
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it, when making these big decisions. do you need to consult with an expert to map this out? even though you can do your own taxes? >> it's all part that have long-term planning, that retirement planning. it all goes together. you need to talk to a professional about whether it makes sense, what your expenses are right now, what your long-term goals are. even if you're in retirement or near retirement you have long-term goals you want to reach. is the best way to downsize your home? it may not be. >> do not think emotionally but logically and map this out. >> exactly. >> a lot of people will appreciate this. thank you, sharon. up next, creating a great home office, of course, on a budget. first this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on "today's" home, how to design a home office. believe it or not, you can do it for as little as 500 bucks.
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sabrina is host of hgtv's "the high/low prompt" and contributor to hgtv magazine. good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> let's talk first about philosophy. we're starting from scratch here. what should we be thinking about? >> the essentials, obviously, but the desk and the chair. don't feel you have to put it against the wall. # you can always float it in the space and hide the cords. play around with the arrangement. you don't want to be staring at a wall the whole day. >> let's start with the desk here. high first. what are we looking at? >> lacquered engineered wood $349, which is a bit of a splurge. the exact same look can be accomplished for $69. this is particle board. you can see this has a high gloss sheen to it. really, this is fine for 69 bucks, especially for a dorm or kids room. >> it's hard to tell the difference, actually. >> yeah. that has a more lacquered look. more modern. >> ergonomic chairs can be really expensive. >> they can. you want to make sure you have a very comfortable chair for sitting at your desk a lot. same look, $178 versus $70 for
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the low. >> what's the difference here? >> really, it's just the feel, construction but for the look it's almost identical. i would say go for the lower end. >> that makes sense. this one i hadn't thought about in my home office, i confess. >> they're great to hide all the clutter. but i'm telling you, this is a huge high ls/low. this is $230 for the boxes where these are only $19. i love using boxes in offices to hide all of the clut per. >> pens and extra stuff? >> pens, papers, notepads. throw it in. >> got to have a clock. >> these are two pretty cool clocks. try to lift them. one is way heavier. $125. $45. can you tell? >> little bit. >> a little bit. >> not much. >> you can tell this is a little bit more -- has a little bit more weight to it. >> little more heft. >> little more left. >> i think you're good on 45 bucks there. >> garbage can, little trash can. >> $250. >> for this? >> yeah. >> stop it. >> try to pick it up. >> does it make breakfast for you? >> there's a bar in there as well. no.
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inside you could actually take out the canister. where this you can't. $26 for the low. >> come on. 250. we're not doing that. that's ridiculous. another one a lot of people have in their office. good book ends. >> you need them. these are iron, $302 for the set. the low end is a little more whimsical, it's $30 for this dog book end set. >> 30 bucks and get them on amaz amazon, some place like that. >> get them on-line. >> something i hadn't thought about. >> air purifier. >> breathes good air all day long. $169 for the high end, $50 for the low end. both work very well. this has a little more of a filtration system, but again, for 50 bucks you're fine. >> absolutely. filing cabinets, these are important but they can be big, unruly and expensive. >> depending on how much paperwork you have you may need a big one. $555 for the high. it's custom made. it's a bit of a splurge. you can tell it's a little bigger. if you don't need that much storage $159 for the low.
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>> did you know they make $250 trash cans? >> i won't ever know that because i won't ever own one. what about a refrigerator in your office for snacks? >> if it's a home office you can walk to the kitchen. >> come on. >> thanks so much. great to see you. kathie lee and hoda and more after your local news and weather.
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good monday morning to you. 9:56. i'm laura garcia cannon. our cold snap especially chilling for seniors at an apartment complex. they say they've been without hot water now for more than a week. most of the residents of the town park towers on 35th street are mostly elderly or disabled.
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some tenants say they've caught warm water intermittently but it doesn't stay hot long enough for a quick shower. >> it's not healthy, i don't like it. it's not a healthy thing to be doing. even washing your dishes in cold water, you're not getting rid of the bacteria. >> a representative for the hot water heater says there is a problem with the boiler system. meantime, they say their water is still cold. let's see how long the cold is going to last. >> yes, it's still cold out there and will be cold even in the sunshine at the heat of the day. 51 around san jose and right around 49 degrees in los gatos. this is the coldest day of the week. temperatures will start warming up tomorrow by 5 degrees. we'll be at 63 by thursday, and by the weekend, 66 degrees. let's hear about that drive with mike. >> 101 was jammed up half an
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hour ago when we took a look both direction past university and willow. now you see both sides starting to clear up. northbound actually clear from willow. it slowed down headed north just past the dumbarton bridge and marsh. it's starting to move southbound, but still slow approaching university boulevard from the north. this is a shady area where some paurts had gotten on the roadways. four cars hit a patch of ice at the bottom and they spun out there causing quite a bit of traffic control through the area. we warned about that with cool weather, laura. back to you. >> thank you very much. another local update in half an hour. we'll see you then.
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. welcome to fun day monday, january 14th. so delighted you're with us. maybe some of you stayed up all evening here on the east coast to watch the golden globes. >> yes, they were terrific. >> the colden globes as somebody called them. >> let our countdown continue. what day is it? >> that's the thing about the weekend, it makes it, like, two or three days go by really quickly. >> 23 days and then until we get wine on the show again. >> yep. we can do it, hoda. we can do it. >> the golden globes, i think of all -- i've seen a bunch of those awards ceremonies. this one to me was one of the best i thought from the hosts to
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the speeches to the awards. didn't you think? it was -- >> i thought it was hit and miss. >> did you? >> hit and miss. i thought that tina and amy were terrific. i thought they were -- a lot of people either loved, you know, what's his face last year. >> ricky gervais. >> that wasn't nice. you whan i mean. or felt he crossed the line. >> these guys walked the line perfectly. let's watch. >> catherine bigelow nominated tonight. [ applause ] i haven't really been following the controversy over "zero dark 30" but when it comes to torture, i trust the lady who spent three years married to james cameron. >> hunger games was one of the biggest films of the year and also what i called the six weeks it took me to get into this dress. >> ang lee has been nominated for best director for the life of pi, which is what i'm going to call the next six weeks after i take this dress off. >> it was fun to see two women.
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they obviously love each other and bounce off of each other so beautifully. there were very few moments where i didn't think they clicked or it didn't work. >> we wanted more. that's what you wanted. i'm so happy for ben affleck for winning for "argo," but i have to say "lincoln" had seven nominations, and they got robbed. >> you thought it did. >> it got -- >> you have been screaming about it. a lot of people thought he got robbed because he didn't get an oscar nomination, meaning ben affleck. >> at the globes you're nominated for seven, and "lincoln" got one? that is -- >> you would have to talk to the people who nominated it and -- see, i haven't seen "argo" yet. i saw "lincoln" yet yessed. it was sensational. if you love those kinds of things, can i recommend a movie that i think i loved even more on the same -- pretty much the same subject. there's a movie called ""amazing grace"" which is about a man named william wilbur force who personally led a 20-year battle
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to get rid of the slave trade in britain. he was a member of parliament. it's a brilliant movie. michael abtett directed it. it's so, so good. you know, all that happened, i think, some 20 some years even before it happened in our country, so -- i loved "lincoln", and i agree it's a magnificent piece of work, and speilberg is hard to beat. he didn't win last year for "warhorse" either. >> is he going to win the oscar. how about that? how about that? >> i'm at a loss. i haven't seen "argo." i want to see it. >> i thought christian wig and will ferrell were funny together. >> it went on a little long. i thought a couple of the ladies that were nominated were not thlled about it, but i thought it was clever. well executed. >> watch. >> emily blunt. emily blunt. salmon fishing in the yemen. >> emily blunt, always beautiful. >> beautiful. >> always amazing. >> when the salmon are coming out. >> comes out. >> they -- >> and when the bad guy comes
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and the one salmon is -- >> and the salmon is like -- and you're in yemen. >> the whole spoof. they hadn't seen any of the movies. >> very, very cute. it was a get out of here. >> it was genius. all right. >> ben seemed very, very surprised. ben to us. i have never met him, but i like him. so surprised he left out a couple thank yous in his speech. >> look, i don't care what the award is. when they put your name next to the names that she just read off it's an extraordinary thing in your life. >> before i present the award, my husband forgot a couple of people. grant hesloff and george clooney, without whom he cannot have made the movie. the best producers in the world, and he asked me to mention that. thank you, grant and george. >> that's sweet. >> i love their relationship. >> i do too. >> that seems such a -- it was
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interesting to see jennifer lopez come up looking so va va voom but knowing that she went through that time with him. >> that was weird. >> didn't work for either one of them. to see him so settle and doing so well and just loving fatherhood and -- you know what, she's on my list of one of the people that's the most gorgeous. jennifer garner. what a lady. see the little waist on her after three children. stop it. >> speaking about a little waist, claire danes. >> one month. >> boy, she won for "homeland." they swept. i am going to have to start watching it. she lost that baby weight so quickly. she looked beautiful. congrats to her. "les miz" won for best motion picture and musical. >> hugh jackman, i'm so happy for him. ann hathaway, i did see hers. >> they did -- >> she won, and nobody was surprised. jennifer lawrence won. she seemed adorable. i didn't know she was fighting the flu. that's another movie i want to see very badly. best actress went -- actor went to daniel day lewis.
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i'm so glad i saw "lincoln" yesterday. every time that man picks up a script, you might as well before you even does the filming, give him the oscar. the man is amazing. like meryl streep. >> i loved kate hudson's dress. >> a lot of people did. >> she stepped occupy that stage, and you just went, like, oh, my gosh. >> you're not going according to what we're supposed to be doing. >> whatever. i loved her dress. >> i love the whole line tv. i wish her hair had been up so we could see that neckline a little better. she looks sensational. >> who did you like some. >> you know what, everybody is talking -- i loved -- i loved -- we're going to talk out in los angeles. i thought that -- a lot of people didn't like her dress. i thought lucy lu looked gorgeous. it was so different from everybody. i thought maybe it's because i hate winter so much, it was so spring-like, and i loved the way she wore her hair to the side. it was just -- she looked so feminine and so lovely, and she was here recently, and i didn't really know and we both liked
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her so much. >> prints aren't easy. >> sometimes that affects you. everybody kept saying you should have waited around to see julia roberts at the end of the telecast. i want to see how gorgeous -- i can't tell from that. >> you can. >> no, i really can't. >> what are you talking about? >> at this distance i would have said no. >> but she -- >> no. no. i'm sure if i saw it closer up that i -- sorry. >> some people say the most interesting speech of the night didn't go to any of the people who won golden globes, but to the woman who won the cecil b.demill lifetime achievement award. some people were confused. some people loved it and hated it. some were all of those. let's watch. >> i guess i just have a sudden urge to say something that i have never really been able to air in public, so declaration that i'm a little nervous about, but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now, huh, jennifer? but, you know, i'm just going to put it out there right loud and proud, right? i'm going to need your support
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on this. i am single. >> so the audience laughs because the audience -- well, i'm not going to say anything but the audience has known about jody's life and lifestyle for a long, long time, and they love her. >> i think she was making a statement sort of like why does everyone have to have a news conference or reality show to announce their, you know, sexuality or whatever, and she seemed to be having fun with it i thought. right? >> yeah. you got to. i mean, you are what you are, right? >> yes, indeedy. >> even you, hodie are what you are. >> i am. in case you are marking your calendars, the royal baby is on the way. it makes its appearance in july. >> good for them. and they are saying baby. >> what does that mean? >> not twins? >> there was some speculation that perhaps it was twins because she had that hyper emisis ravaderum. sounds like something they would say on "harry potter." the new prince or princess could
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share a birthday with william's mother who was born on july 1st. >> we're doing something fun with johnson's baby. you know how willard scott has the smuckers jar for the people that are 100 years old. >> people like me and frank. >> we're going to celebrate new moms. >> babies. >> tell us about that. >> yeah. each week we're going to feature some new additions to families. send us a photo of the birth date, height and weight and some words of wisdom about parenthood and get creative there. you can be silly, whatever. you'll have a chance of having your baby's photo broadcast on our show beginning next friday january 25th. for all the details, head to our website at >> that's awesome. >> fun day monday. what do you have for your favorite thing? >> i don't have anything for my favorite thing. >> good, because i have two. >> excellent. >> the first one is this. i told you last week about wise guys pizza pies in norwalk, connecticut. the place called sono.
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my friend jessica -- that's jessica is her daughter. my manicurist, jackie, and they're just -- she's -- they've been struggling for a long time. all of a sudden they start putting in bottles and serving -- >> oh, my gosh, that sauce is delicious. >> what they make at home all the time. it is unbelievable good stuff. >> delicious sauce. >> i'm so happy for them. you can get it at wise guys pizza what do you think? >> delicious. i love it. it's chunky. it's not runny. it's delicious. >> awesome. you go to yours, and then i'll come back to my second one. >> perfect. i have a children's book this week by a good friend of mine. it's a little dachsund's tale. it's by april gene, and you can get it at pet this author has never written before about the adventures of her little dog francis. >> i spent yesterday afternoon reading, and it is hoda's new book along with her dear friend, jane, who is over there, and it's called ten years later, and
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i knew a lot about it because we had talked over the months, but i was really, really moved. six people's lives you talk about what happened to them ten years ago, and they were all very different, very coming from different places and all different experiences. fast forward to ten years later, and all that they've learned, and i'm so proud of you both. >> thank you. >> really, really proud. there's jane. let's say hello to her. >> yes. >> too bad. you're too adorable for words. >> she'll be on tomorrow. >> okay. she's on tomorrow. >> all right. >> proud of you, baby. >> thank you. >> proud of miss america. >> from new york. >> from new york. my friend sam haskell produced it. their ratings were, like, through the roof. >> i was so happy for her. >> good for them. >> who was hot and who was not at the golden globes. we have your full fashion roundup coming up. >> the celebrity looks you didn't see on the red carpet. we're kicking up the glamour factor on some stylish stars, but, first, these messages. tim: you're doing okay, mom. i can call you "mom," right? i know we haven't known each other very long, but you seem like a real keeper.
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♪ >> back now with today at the golden globes. awards season is not just about honoring the winners of tv and film. it's also about all the winners when it comes to fashion. >> yes, it was. who was hot? who was not on the red carpet? hal rubenstein was there, and he got a firsthand look at all the stars. is he the fashion director at instyle magazine. how are you? >> good. freezing, but good. >> did those cold temperatures out there on the red carpet, did that affect what people wore, or did they just show the skin? >> no, oddly enough, it really didn't, because for like a little moment there, perfect timing in the afternoon, the sun came out, and it just -- it didn't really affect anybody's choices. we asked a lot of them, and it really didn't make a difference. >> they're all very smart people. they know that that kind of exposure, so to speak, with that many millions of eyeballs watching, they're going to maximize that opportunity. >> yeah. the clothes really, really -- they made their decisions, and the clothes really had to make
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that statement, so couldn't be about the weather. >> all right. you loved, loved, loved jessica chastain. tell us about her dress and why you love it. >> it's a difficult dress in the front, but it has a beautiful, beautiful pale blue color that just goes so gorgeously against her skin. she has almost luminous skin. the dress moved around later on in the evening, but the beginning it just laid perfectly. she has won calvin klein before, and i think it goes with her red hair with those lovely harry winston diamonds. it just created a great stark and modern flooshg her. >> she's such a young, beautiful girl that for me it made it look like she was bosom-heavy and she was hang thering. she's not. she has a great body. >> the dress actually got sort of lower during the course of the evening, and i think maybe there should be somebody around to help her adjust it. you can only say so much. >> if black and white is in,
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then julie ann moore hit it. she had that long pretty dress. >> i thought -- >> was that armani. >> it was tom ford. >> tom ford, right. loo tom is a great friend of hers. yeah. and it just -- it had -- it had elegance. it had maturity. it had maternity. it's everything we love at "in style." the bulgari jewelry just perfectly accented it. she looks magnificent to me. >> jennifer lawrence was fighting the flu, but she wore a lot of color, so it made her look like she was feeling good. >> that's a pretty dress. >> it was -- but she -- she literally was choking on the red carpet. she was so uncomfortable. it's a great red dior dress. the top of it is a little bit odd, and i think with the belt there's a lot going on, but she's so statute effect, and her hair was beautifully done with the great knotted bun. she was on the "in style" facebook red carpet talk meeting that we developed just for the
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night. she was the most buzzed about star. >> oh, good. >> all right. we're going to flip over now. we're going to talk to bobbie thomas. >> hello, bobbie girl. >> you have an interesting project that you've undertaken, haven't you? tell us. >> i wanted to mix things up. i was watching the red carpet last night like millions of people watching now, and i asked the question, what if? i wanted to restyle some of the looks with the help of photo shop, and first up, we have amanda seifrey. today a lot of tweeted last night and on my twitter handle saying she looked a little washed out. i know the actress wanted to be soft, but i wanted to see what this gown would look like many some pastel colors, and i think -- i would love to hear what everybody at home thinks. go on to our website to tell us. i photoshopped her in some of the soft pastel colors, and i personally lot of the blue. i really thought it would pick up her eyes, and there's a way to go soft without having to do something that's really, really fair on fair skin. >> all right. what do you think, ladies? you like?
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you like the blush? >> i think she's gorgeous that way. it's so -- >> okay. so moving on, zosha, i really loved this sleek dress. this was tony ward. the one thing i wanted to see was a little more balance in the face. minimalism is a big trend on the runway, so i added a pop of color on the lip. take a look. >> yes. >> yeah. >> yeah. better. >> it just balances out. >> the hair is kind of severe too with the same severity of the dress. >> you took the words out of my mouth. if you are going to keep everything really severe with the hair and make-up, just adding a little femininity with the color. i think lipstick went a long way. i wanted to know if julia luisdreyfus? >> why? >> julia is a petite frame, and connie is taller, and she's got that long and lean straight body, which is great, but i thought connie could use the curve of julia's dress. >> i like it better.
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>> this was the difference. do you like this better? >> i like that better. >> keep in mind, if you are taller go ahead and go for the more volumous dress, and, you know, julia usually always wears sleek dresses like this. >> she's got a great body. >> she really does. >> she needs to show that off. so the next julian huff, when i first saw her look, i have to say i saw it from here up. i thought, oh, my gosh, this is beautiful, so edgy but fresh. so, unfortunately, the bottom half for me was a little distracting. i wanted to see -- >> much better. >> if we just streamlined it down. again -- >> i would have preferred it without any feathers at all. she's so young and so lovely, she can wear anything she wants. >> so beautiful. it was a punk princess moment, so it definitely was a look, and i like it, but i thought -- >> it's a little bork-like. remember when bork -- >> you have to give her fashion points for taking a risk. so next you were talking about.
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>> halle berry is wearing versace. we have a cut-out here at the hip. i would rather see it in a solid or darker color. let's take a look. i thought the darker color or something that wasn't as busy with the pattern and the cut-out might be a little better. what do you think? >> it's hard for her not to look utterly spectacular. >> she's stunning. >> right? >> she knows how to place her body for maximum effect. some of the actresses wear beautiful clothes, but they stand there in ways that aren't flattering. she always knows how to work it on the carpet. >> i don't see the cut-outs thoeshgs. i wasn't crazy about those. >> it washes out a little bit with the print. i agree with you, kathie. she's so stunning, she could wear anything. >> i like her hair short, really short. >> bobbie, that was fun. did you have fun doing it? >> we didn't get to -- >> i thought she looked drop dead. okay. >> i loved the print, and i wanted to see another care lena. we'll show it on-line. there's a lot more news from
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. ♪ what's going on, what's going on ♪ >> we're back on this fun day monday with today's buzz. it was a really big weekend for hollywood celebs. >> from a few surprises at the globes to britney spears' surprise split there her fiance. we have all the highlights you may have missed. here with the skooep scoop is "access hollywood"'s michelle beetle. >> so great to finally meet you. >> i feel like i've known you forever. >> thank you. forever. >> so, wait, surprises at the globes. were there surprises? tell us. >> you know, i don't think there were any big surprises as far as the winnings go, but we did have some really fun moments. look the comedians rocked last night. between tina fey and amy pohler xshgs then you had a moment last night in which tommy lee jones, who i don't know if he knows what funny is, but it didn't appear that he did last night. >> he was not -- >> this has gone viral now, this photo of tommy lee jones, who is
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stone-faced and not having it. >> i'm glad he has not done the botox, because his face is a road map. i mean, he is so great in "lincoln." every bit of living in man has ever done is on his face. >> it kind of looked like taylor swift gave adel the stink eye. did it look like that? >> adel's song "skyfall" of the better song. taylor swift has got a lot going on right now. she was not immune, by the way. tina fey got a jab into taylor swift last night. it stole the show as far as i'm concerned. >> you didn't see her reaction. >> they never showed it. >> what was it? >> they told her to stay away from michael j. fox's son, and then tina fey said it's time for taylor swift to have a little me time. a little me time. >> does anybody in the house know how she was reacting? was she laughing at it? >> they didn't show it. i'm thinking no. >> let's go to music, shall we? we're done with movies for a minute. your boy, justin timberlake, is back. he has been gone for a while, hasn't he? >> he has been gone -- >> he is making great movies,
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getting married. >> being an awesome all-around -- >> at 12:01 this morning he released his latest single "suit and tie" and he is doing it along with jayzee that guarantees you an amaze -- i feel like hoda is going to like it. >> let's crank it. ♪ >> it's chill, right? got a little vibe to it. it's got -- >> just think about -- i love him. he did his -- made his film debut in a little movie that my son and i did for disney, so -- and then he and in sync were on my christmas special. you have a history with people. whatever he wants to do is fine with me. i love him. >> is twitter going nuts? >> it's been a really long time. he sold two albums in a decade. ridiculously low. he is so all-around talented that when he does do something, you know it's going to be good. >> he is a renaissance man. he never disappoints. true. >> what about justin's ex, britney? i thought she and this boyfriend were together. >> he is a good guy. what happened?
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>> it's so weird because i believe lasts forever. not really. you know what, there are all -- >> honey. taxes and herpes, you can count on, baby. >> forever. there are so many theory on why this didn't last. some are saying -- look at that face. some are saying she wanted more kids. he didn't. some say she wanted him to be around more, but he was doing his own thing. who knows? she has returned the $90,000 ring, and we'll all move on, allegedly. >> she's going to make some huge fat deal to do one of those major mega performance things in vegasing allegedly. i heard a number like $100 million tossed around yesterday on the tv. >> are you kidding? >> let them come to you instead of you traveling. >> buy a house, get your kids in school, and you can live the life you want. >> what about the movies this weekend? what's doing well? >> "zero dark thirty." >> really? >> now that the buzz and jessica chastain will help. as far as talking purposes it's been out for a while, but it
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just opened up last week. it's a great film. well acted. everyone knows the story obviously of the capture of osama bin laden, but now it's a chance to go see it. >> do you think that catherine bigelow is being descriminated against in any way because the torture that's contained in the movie because i haven't seen the movie yet and want to, but it's -- hollywood doesn't love that kind of torture. >> no. look, they show some of the waterboarding and some of the technique that is they were using to get information out of people. personally i was not shocked, offended. look, it's times of war. you would be naive to think that things aren't going down in a certain way, and i don't think so. i think she's highly well respected. especially there aren't very many women in that position. >> how did "haunted house" do this weekend? more importantly. >> you're taking credit for that. >> we had so much fun with him on friday. did it do okay? >> he was hilarious on friday. >> you want to take him home with you. >> he is so much fun. >> i don't know how they did.
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>> it's that time of the year in most parts of the country. many parents dread it. it is winter when it's too cold for your kids to play in the park or go outside for a bike ride. >> so how can you keep those little ones entertained and keep yourself from pulling your hair out? mary giles is the deputy editor of "family fun" magazine. you have some great -- >> you actually do, as opposed some of the people that come here. >> oh, thank you. >> we'll start with a snack. >> our family fun readers say they love to celebrate the little holidays almost as much as the big one. it's just another excuse to have a fun time with their kids. groundhog day is coming up in a few weeks. these are punxsutawney pudding cups. we have complete instruction on our website. these are really simple. >> just broke the little ear
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off. >> these are really easy. you pipe chocolate frosting eyes and nose and use more frosting to attach peanut butter chips. you're going to c the tip off so these will sit flat, and then the teeth and the ears. we're sagging. those are almond slivers. you tuck those into the pudding cup for the ground. >> then foruminess and authenticity, you can sprinkle on chocolate cookie wafers. how fun is that? >> it's great. why don't we visit gracie and sophia? >> what are you doing? oh, you're not doing your nails. what are you doing? >> they are making our beautiful ring-a-ling necklaces. they look like glass enamel, but they are easily made from nail polish, and these are a little addictive, i have to say. once you start making them, you can see what beautiful results you get. >> how cute. >> you can make as many as you want because they are made from metal washers from the hardware store.
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they're so cheap to make just from nail polish. older kids can make really sophisticated patterns like this, but little kids can just swirl together. >> just have fun. >> can you get really pretty results from swirling. >> i love the colors you guys are using. >> those are great. thank you. >> when you are done, put a clear coat on top to seal it. >> they're so cute. >> so cute. >> thank you, ladies. okey dokey. >> this big piece here is our alphabet museum. >> oh. >> these are just made from boxes from your pantry. you know, some gram cracker boxes. whatever have you in your pantry. they're held together with mini binder clips. >> how cute is that? >> adorable. >> print out big letters on pretty construction paper and card stock. then the fun part comes in when your kids go on a treasure hunt around your house. you're going to find something that starts with each letter of the alphabet. >> bring it back. >> that's adorable. >> for older kids pull out a letter, like, maybe pull out the c, the cat, the apple, and the tree, and see if they can figure out you spelled cat.
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all kinds of games like that you can play with it after. >> like banana grams. >> more ideas for games on that website at family fun >> hello, ladies. >> they are decorating our cute home tweet home match box bird. >> cute. >> these are made from little match boxes. you can decorate, wrap them in paper. you want to keep making some there? with the markers. you decorate them. they are -- you can wrap them in paper or foil. >> adorable. >> or sticks or whatever you want. >> cute bird house. >> that is the cutest idea. >> put on a paper roof. then you make a little bird from a pom pom. a grown-up is going to cut a little perch for your bird to sit on, and why it's so fun to use match boxes for these, and if you don't have a match box at home, can you buy those at the grocery store, is you slide out the door, and we don't have one in this one, but you can also decorate the inside so you have a little inside house for the bird, and then you can see that through the perch on the inside of the house. >> thank you, ladies. very good job over there.
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>> and, finally. >> we have our lovely gloves, and what is so clever about these is it's a great way for kids to be able to customize what is otherwise such a basic part of their winter wardrobe. as can you see here, you just sew a button on to your mitten or glove. you cut out any basic shape that inspires you. heart, star, wine glass. whatever -- wherever your interests lie. sew that on. then you cut a little slit in your felt shape, and you layer them on to your mitten. swap them out whenever inspiration strikes. >> thank you. >> good idea. >> thank you so much. >> you pop a multiviolate minimum every morning, but do you think you're doing enough? >> or is it the right thing? >> what you need to know about those supplements you're taking right after this. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ >> it is time for eat smart today and vitamins 101. if you have already popped your multivitamin, you are in good company. half of all american adults take a supplement as part of their normal routine.
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>> should you start if you're not taking them? there's some controversy about it. which vitamins are right for you? elizabeth summer, we love her. she has her dose of information for a healthier you. we're glad you're over your flu. even healthy people who know how to do all the right things get sick. >> who would think? >> a lot of people do pop a multivitamin. first of all, is that the right thing to do? should you take one? >> in my opinion yes. >> why? >> absolutely. you know, we're -- last year of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the first vitamin. before 1912 people were dying of vitamin deficiencies like skurvy. we have marginal nutrient deficiencies now, not clinical ones. you know, people are averaging three or four servings of fruits and vegetables. not the nine they need. less than one serve -- >> nine a day? >> nine a day servings. not the whole watermelon. >> i need to go back on my vitamin because i certainly don't get nine a day. >> 99 out of 100 americans don't even meet the minimum standards of a balanced diet. >> we should just take -- are these what you are recommending? >> i have a four-step program here. first one is, yes, take a multi,
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a moderate close, broad range multi that supplies 100% of the daily value. nutrients work as a team, so you don't want to supply the body with one at a time. supply them in a ratio or a team. that daily value is the best we know. turn the label over. look for about 100, no more than 300% of the daily value for a wide range. >> do a lot of those vitamins pass through you? >> i don't want to take 300 times what i need? you know, what i need. three times what i need. >> yeah, you don't need to be taking huge doses. >> and there are different age groups. should you really look -- is this centrum silver, which i would be. >> well, me too, baby. >> i know. should i -- is it important that i take that one instead of the other one? >> well, the reason why you should take the mature, whether a man or post-menopausal woman is we don't need as much iron in the days when we were menstrating. >> we're filling in the gaps. there's a recent study from harvard that found that men too tha took a multi had a lower risk for cancer.
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who knows? >> no one pill a day supplies enough of two minerals calcium and magnesium. if you're not drinking lots of milk, not eating lots of magnesium like whole grains and dark greenleafy vegetables take it in a two to one ratio. be like 300 milligrams calcium, 150 milligrams of magnesium. my third step is the omega 3's. we got so much research on this now. we know that all the omega 3's lower your risk for heart disease. the dha in particular improves memory, possibly lowers the risk for alzheimer's and improves depression by up to 50% in people that are the most difficult to treat. >> i've been looking for the ones, though, that have, oh, shoot, algae-free. >> why? >> because apparently somebody told me that those are so much better for you. >> no. that's wrong. >> okay. >> this is why i'm asking. >> fish get their -- the fatty fish, salmon, mac rel, herring,
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get their dha from eating algae. you go right to the source, then you're getting it from the original place that the fish are getting it. there was a recent study -- >> i don't care what jerry says. i'm looking at it. >> you know, you guys, my mom died from complications of alzheimer's. you better believe i've been following the research on this like a hawk. this is the best thing i have found so far. a day wouldn't go by that i don't take my dha. >> we've got invite minimum d. if your multi doesn't have enough vitamin d, take an extra one. >> they -- my daughter said i was way deficient in vitamin d. >> you can get this tested. have your vitamin d tested. that's another important one. absolutely. >> and, finally -- >> and, finally, don't waste your money on natural and time release and all that stuff. if you do want to get the cadillac instead of the volkswagen in terms of your supplementation, there are three nutrients that are better as natural, and that's chromium, celenium, and vitamin e. >> all right. >> thank you. happy new year to you.
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>> all right. who is our biggest admirer? we'll reveal our fan of the week. >> first, this is next up. they're going to get your book. >> they are? >> you're going to sign it to them.
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and it is time to meet our fan of the week. >> and that lucky fan is also going to get -- >> what? >> yes, you're going to sign it to them right now. >> who is it, sara? >> our winner is week is glenda samson from new york, new york. she watches us here in the city on w nbc channel 4. she's a loyal viewer. the real super fan -- and this guy is adorable -- is her 2 1/2-year-old son dillon. at the same time every day he runs to their tv and does this. let's watch. watch this. it's so cute. >> nbc news. today is today. kathie gifford and hoda kotb.
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[ laughing ] >> how adorable is he? >> what is his name? >> his name is dillon. >> you want to put it to dillon too? >> she clearly has her hands full with that little anything elet. he is quite the entertainer. especially with hurricane sandy and all the tough news this year, glenda and dillon are thankful for the bright spot that the fourth hour is in their day. congratulations. we are sending you to the crystal coast in north carolina. you will enjoy four night stay in a beach front rental property on the southern shores of the outer banks. >> beautiful. >> there are passes to the aquarium and a look-out cruise, round trip airfare for two. they were provided by the crystal coast north carolina southern outer banks and emerald isle realty. >> hopefully the weather turns. >> we're putting it in the mail. >> coming up tomorrow, hoda woman has a new book. it's called "ten years later." >> oh, really? is that it? >> we're going to hear all about it. >> guess who else is going to be
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here? >> kim and courtney kardashian will be in the house, and we're also going to have beauty break-throughs for 2013. what are kim and kourtney going to talk about? >> i don't know. their new show. we've learned how to socialize without wine. >> no fun. >>
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lynna. nbc bay area news, starts now. good morning, everybody. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley. oakland city leaders right now calling a press conference for today following just a violent start to the new year. a to of 11 people reportedly shot in several incidents over the weekend, including five last night. all victims are expected to survive. those weekend shootings following four fatal shootings friday, all happening within a span of six hours. christie smith is life in east oakland right now where she just spoke to a leader about the latest run of violence. nothing short of scary out there, christie. >> reporter: good morning, jon. nearly a dozen people shot on the streets of oakland since friday and it has the city desperate for answers. in fact, some are calling for state of emergency on the


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